Common Core: I am attempting to present all my lessons using the Common Core method. I will have a culminating assessment. However, given the way adminstration and parents view grades, I do not feel that I have enough "grades" for their progress reports. I feel that I am just putting in participation grades. I am not sure how to assessment daily learning without spending all night grading short responses. Any ideas for quick assessments? Also, my inclusion class is really struggling with Common Core. They have great difficulty looking beyond the obvious in text. I am currently doing a unit on rebellion verses comfority using Sojourner Truth, Harrison Bergeron, and MLK's "I have a dream"
I will be using FDR's "State of the Union Address." (1941) as the culminating assessment. Students will be graded on annotating the text, the main idea (the big issue), and how it relates to the other texts we studied during this unit.
- English Language Arts
- Common Core