Reflection: Unit Exams Plaid Pete Is Modeling Earth's Systems Unit Review - Section 4: Team Activity


My personal philosophy is that it isn't fair to surprise students on an exam.  My students know exactly what they will be tested on - before the test.  I have been explaining all the way through this unit that the title of the unit is "Plaid Pete Is Modeling Earth's Systems" - so that means they will be constructing a number of models for the test.  While I hold my students accountable for unit vocabulary; I don't give vocabulary the greatest weight in the unit exam.  I put the weight on conceptual learning.  I want them to be able to demonstrate that they understand the concepts presented.  However, there is often a link between conceptual learning and vocabulary, so vocabulary is important.  That is why I believe it needs to be included as well.  Students need to know they will be held accountable for the academic language of any content area they study.  

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Plaid Pete Is Modeling Earth's Systems Unit Review

Unit 4: Plaid Pete is Modeling Earth's Systems
Lesson 14 of 15

Objective: SWBAT use study strategies to review for the unit assessment on Earth's systems.

Big Idea: How do you study for a test? What are some strategies that can be easily used and will lead to success on assessments? Students learn how to use a study guide and games to review for the unit assessment.

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