Reflection: Checks for Understanding Playing Catch Up - Section 3: Metaphor Voting


It occurred to me after the fact that voting in the lesson served a second purpose--formative feedback for me. How well did students really understand the assignment? The terms? Who they voted for--the logic of the metaphors they selected as best--gave me insight into how well everyone understood the terms. In this way, I actually had two formative assessments: the students' own work and their evaluation of the work of others.

  Voting Serves a Second Purpose
  Checks for Understanding: Voting Serves a Second Purpose
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Playing Catch Up

Unit 1: Persuasive Writing
Lesson 2 of 22

Objective: SWBAT apply essay element knowledge by voting on the best essay visual metaphor. SWBAT organize for success by creating a portfolio.

Big Idea: Organize and apply--set students up for success with key academic skills.

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