Reflection: Pre-Tests Let's Explore Mealworms! - Day 1 - Section 2: Engage:


"Assessment is today's means of modifying tomorrow's instruction."  Carole Tomlinson

A formative assessment can be given before teaching (pre-assessment), during teaching (conferring) and after teaching (survey). It is an instructional tool that allows me to know what my students know before, during and after teaching. It helps me to provide the appropriate instruction for each of my students and develop flexible small groups if needed. This tool also helps me make decisions about student strengths and need and provide the differentiation needed to for my students to be successful. Lastly, this assessment provides information that helps me to know which students need support or those that may be ready for more challenging instruction.

For this lesson I use "Turn and Talk" as a formative instruction. Please check out this video to see how it works.

  Formative Assessment
  Pre-Tests: Formative Assessment
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Let's Explore Mealworms! - Day 1

Unit 4: Unit 4: Biomimicry
Lesson 3 of 17

Objective: SWBAT predict, observe and describe the basic needs of living things.

Big Idea: We get to explore Mealworms and rocks!! What could be more fun?

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Science, animal (Classification), observations, structure, function, animal
  65 minutes
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