This graphic is a shot of what the quiz looks like in Edmodo on the teacher page. The students will only see the quiz and their results.
As we dive deeper into differentiation, I had to develop a pre-assessment before we started our project on figurative language. I found a SMARTboard lesson on the SMART exchange that had a quiz embedded in the Notebook program. My students are used to doing these kind of quick assessments and I thought this would be a good way to begin our mini-unit. As I began to modify the assessment from the SMART exchange, I realized the lesson and assessment was too in depth. Edmodo to the rescue! I developed a quick “pulse check” on Edmodo using the quiz function. Each student will take about 10 minutes to answer three open-ended questions about figurative language:
The three questions directly related to the Alaska common core standard I chose. Their open-ended answers would quickly illustrate the students’ comprehension of figurative language.
Post-assessment would all be handled with the project rubric that would help the students self-assess and help me assess their final page that would be part of the class book about figurative language.
As far as an actual lesson plan… well, diary, there will be no “hook” or “guided practice.” This is nothing less than a pop quiz! Students will be given this as part of the warm up in the morning. It will be delivered via Edmodo. The students will answer the questions and I will use their responses to set up the examples I need for the lessons about figurative language… which is the whole point of the pre-assessment.
Sleeves rolled up… on to the project!