Reflection: Checks for Understanding Germaphobes, Beware!!!! - Section 2: Introduce New Material


I don't grade all the student work that I collect.  Many times, my sole purpose in collecting work is to gain a perspective of how much information students gleaned from content that I have taught. This type of work review is a great opportunity to write commentary on a student's work. Teacher commentary allows me to praise, request additional work, give guidance for revisions, or provide constructive feedback aimed at helping students to grow academically.  When I provide commentary, it is done within the framework of the content specific standards to which the assignment is aligned.

For me, the purpose of teacher commentary is to encourage students to become owners of their work products and revise their work, as needed to improve.  However, realizing that the primary motivation for most students is the "grade", I do grade enough work to convince them that every assignment is a graded assignment.

  Grading student work
  Checks for Understanding: Grading student work
Loading resource...

Germaphobes, Beware!!!!

Unit 5: Unit 2- Cells
Lesson 1 of 30

Objective: Students will examine the characteristics and structure of bacteria and understand how they are like and unlike eukaryotic cells in both structure and function.

Big Idea: Bacteria have unique qualities.

  Print Lesson
10 teachers like this lesson
Science, bacteria, eukaryote, prokaryote, Venn diagram, viruses, binary fission, antibiotics
  55 minutes
Similar Lessons
Evidence for Evolution: #1 of 3
High School Biology » 6) Exploring Change ("The Theory of Natural Selection")
Big Idea: The Theory of Natural Selection presents claims supported by various lines of evidence.
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
Mitchell  Smith
What is the Scientific Method Anyway?
High School Biology » Unit 2: The Science of Biology
Big Idea: Use dixie cups and popsicle sticks to get your kids excited about the scientific method!
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
Maria Laws
To Be or Not to Be a Neurotransmitter: Exploring the Nature of Common Neurotransmitters!
High School Science » Neurotransmitter Chemistry and Mechanism of Action!
Big Idea: Neurotransmitters are chemicals that are specifically designed to control brain activity, but vary in their chemistry and physiological consequence.
Charlotte, NC
Environment: Urban
Tamica Stubbs
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload