Reflection: Checks for Understanding How Do We Adapt? - Section 4: Assessment


I choose not to create a rubric for this lesson, but a checklist so I can check for understanding. This is to ensure that I don't limit a child's thinking, but I am looking for specific information that students should have learned. Too often when students know what the rubric requires they stop at the top without stretching their thinking. The learning is reduced in the effort of teachers to grade objectively.

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  Checks for Understanding: Rubric or No Rubric?
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How Do We Adapt?

Unit 3: Adapt To Survive
Lesson 8 of 9

Objective: Students will understand, that although our bodies do not necessarily change, we adapt to our environment through the use of technology, dwellings, clothing, and other tools.

Big Idea: All living creatures adapt to their environment.

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