As a general rule, I front load my units/projects by previewing and discussing the end product first and then using the following weeks to provide instruction and practice to ensure success criteria.
Since we’re starting our new unit now, we’ve been spending time looking at the assessment, modifying it together and now discussing how students can find success with the skills being assessed.
Rather than just provide a rubric and a sample, students were split up into groups focusing on a particular standard.
Students needed to review the assignment (which they annotated yesterday) and the rubric and align past learning with the standard they were responsible for.
As they worked together to determine what success will look like and why they were working on these skills, I walked around the room answering questions and listening to their conversations.
After we shared out and developed a list of skills from the standards, students were asked to answer an exit ticket (that was emailed to them) that asked the following:
Based on the success criteria established and the work we’ve done in class thus far, what skills and/or content do you feel you’re already proficient in or mastering? How do you know? Which areas do you feel you need the most help with? What lessons will you need to find success?1. What skills and/or content do you feel you’re already proficient in or mastering?2. How do you know?3. What areas do you feel you need the most help with?4. What lessons would be helpful to find success?Thanks! Make sure to check your email and “pupilpath” regularly for feedback.