Reflection: Checks for Understanding Sorting out the Pieces: Interactive Student Notebook Right Side Activity - Section 3: Trading Pieces: Partner Practice


I'm pretty sure that every district has begun to discuss formative assessment.  We went to a PD on formative assessment about six years ago and it changed the way I teach forever!! I use formative assessment every day in some way or another to adjust my instruction.  I spent years teaching on even though many of my students didn't understand what I was teaching and I wondered why they weren't ready for the final test!!  

There are times when I still have students are aren't ready for the final test, but now I know who they are, what they still need and I find ways to work it in during other lessons. Additionally, I always have differentiation as one of my professional goals on my evaluation. Formative assessment makes differentiation SO MUCH easier!!  

The mix pair share part of this lesson gave me all the information I needed to know where to go the next day.  I knew who couldn't come up with an effect or a cause.  I knew who couldn't put them together and I knew who could do all of it.  I love formatively assessing my kiddos when they don't know I'm doing it!!!

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Sorting out the Pieces: Interactive Student Notebook Right Side Activity

Unit 5: Putting Together the Pieces - The Puzzle of Cause and Effect Relationships
Lesson 2 of 9

Objective: SWBAT to identify and create examples of cause and effect relationships.

Big Idea: Being able to identify instances of cause and effect relationships will help further students' understanding of both fiction and nonfiction texts.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, Comprehension (Reading), cause and effect, interactive notebook
  50 minutes
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