†In order to assess the studentsí learning during the thematic unit on communication, I will use the following measures of evaluation.
†Portfolio Assessment:† At the beginning of the unit, each student will receive a folder.† Each student will decorate this folder and will not be allowed to take it home.† The students will put their completed assignments in the folder and will organize them at the end of the unit to show what progress was made during the course of the unit.† Studentsí portfolios will be assessed using the measures listed below.
a.† Does the portfolio contain all handouts, worksheets, and projects that have been assigned over the course of the unit?
††††††††† b.† Is all the work included in the portfolio completed?
††††††††† c.† Is all of the work in the portfolio in a well-organized fashion?
††††††††† d.† Is all of the work included in the portfolio neatly done and legible?
†What We Learned:† Every three days, I will assess what the students have learned from the lessons.† Initially, I will review the knowledge chart to determine whether the children learned what they ďwanted to know.Ē† We will also review what they have learned so far by asking the students to respond by discussing what they feel they have learned.†
†In my thematic unit, teachersí self-evaluation will constantly take place.† This will be accomplished through a series of questions.
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.† Did I meet our objectives?
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.† Did I motivate the students?
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3.† Was the content mastered?
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4.† Did the students acquire the skills needed?
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5.† Was the time correct?
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6.† Did the students understand?
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7.† Did I respond to their questions sufficiently?
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 8.† Did the activities work well?
†To allow students to assess themselves, they will complete a checklist following every three days.† The checklist will consist of a series of statements of which the children will complete based upon their own opinions of their personal performance in class for each day.† This checklist will not be part of their grade.
1.† I behaved in class this week.
2.† I listened while others were speaking.
3.† I followed the teacher's directions well.
4.† I completed all my assigned work.
5.† I did my best.
6.† What I liked best was?