Reflection: Checks for Understanding Scientists Study Algae Blooms - Section 1: Bell Ringer - How Should You Annotate Text?


I use the Video Learning Ticket (with the Bell Ringer) to assess student learning from the video, similar to an Exit Ticket. This is a formative assessment strategy that guides my instruction and shows student progress during the lesson/unit. After showing the video "How should you annotate text?", I asked students to write three things they learned. Here is what they said:

  • You can use annotating to help you understand what you are reading.
  • You can use Post-It notes to help you annotate.
  • It's good to highlight ideas that "stick out" to you.
  • Annotating can help you remember key words or vocabulary.
  • You can annotate to map out your text.
  • You could use different colors to group the annotations.

Students made insightful connections and identified key ideas from the video. Success!

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  Checks for Understanding: Video Learning Ticket
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Scientists Study Algae Blooms

Unit 2: Pond Study: Collecting Data in the Field
Lesson 2 of 9

Objective: SWBAT analyze how an idea is introduced and elaborated on in non-fiction text.

Big Idea: Scaffold the unit, build background knowledge, and analyze a concept with non-fiction text.

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Science, Climate Change, Pond, Problem Based Learning, life science, annotate text, inquiry, Pond Study
  40 minutes
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