Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Writing an Opinion in Response to the Story - Section 4: Assessing the Task


This task is one that is easy to assess because all students are intrinsically motivated.  I accomplished this by allowing students to choose their prompt; this let their imaginations go where they were interested!  Since all students were engaged with the writing, they all wanted to complete the task.  Once I look at the writing, I look for: legibility, foundational skills, inventive spelling, reference to the prompt and evidence of an opinion.  It is sometimes hard to judge writing for evidence from the text AND an opinion, but I feel that this simple task was easy enough to read to see if students understood how to take the book and connect it to themselves.

Looking at the video, it is easy to see that the different prompts get many types of responses.  All of the responses in the video were great and met the standards I was looking for and the expectations I had for this lesson!

  How to assess each student and their opinion
  Intrinsic Motivation: How to assess each student and their opinion
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Writing an Opinion in Response to the Story

Unit 4: Jack and the Beanstalk Unit
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: SWBAT form an opinion about something related to Jack and the Beanstalk.

Big Idea: What do YOU think, Jack? ;) What do you think about the giant?

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