Monday, October 8, 2012

Assessment for English learners

            Use Figurative Language:  Cluster 6, A—Demonstrate an understanding of figurative language and idiomatic expressions by responding to such expressions by using them appropriately.

A.   Diagnostic/Entry Level—Teacher asks the students informally how many students know any of the literary terms listed on the board or power point slide.
B.   Formative—Progress Monitoring—Students must check with the teacher to have the shortened definition of their assigned literary term approved.
C.   Summative—A literary term test is administered two-three days after the presentations are complete in order to insure student understanding.  Students will then have follow up tests throughout the school year to check their learning.

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