Classroom Based Assessment: Rome

Starting on May 19, the students in P4 will be working on the Dig Deep Classroom Based Assessment. This year, the focus will be on Rome. In short, the students will create and answer a historical question using primary sources as their evidence.

The forms for this project include:

China Research Project

The China Research Project is due on Friday, April 11, 2014.

Students will create and answer a historical question using primary sources as evidence. Their analysis is to include using at least one of the PIG CHASE social science perspectives.

Handouts for the project include:

Several useful sites:

For primary source or artifact on-line research, museums are preferable to Google Image searching. The following are museum sites that 6th grade humanities teachers have found:

Recommended on-line research sites for secondary source and background information include the following sites which are linked through Seattle Public Schools. A user name and password are available through the librarian or teachers for at home use.

 

March 18, 2014

Learning Target: I can use personification to draft a poem based on an object in my life.

Students brainstormed objects in their lives. After choosing one, they responded to a series of prompts to create a life for the object. Then they used these to create a draft of a Personification Poem.

Learning Target: I can use a secondary source to research the Shang  using boxes and bullets in order to gather evidence for  main ideas through the lens of the Sociological perspective.

  • Students completed a Primary and Secondary formative assessment
  • The teacher reviewed the rubric
  • Students set up box and bullet note-taking sheets
  • Teacher assigned table groups to different social classes; the table groups gathered bullet point notes.

 

March 17, 2014

Learning Target: I can use active listening strategies in order to engage in a meaningful discussion with my reading partner.

Reading partners met, discussing the book and reflecting on how they are doing towards meeting their goal. The teachers conferred with partnerships.

Learning Target: I can use a secondary source to research the Shang  using boxes and bullets in order to identify main ideas through the lens of the Political perspective.

  • Students reviewed PIG CHASE in table groups as an entry task
  • Students shared the meaning of acronym.
  • Guided reading Intro HA 195
  • Create box and bullets notes for Pages 196-197

 

March 14, 2014

Pi Day!

Learning Target: I can complete a quiz to demonstrate understanding of figurative language terms.

  • Figurative language quiz 2.
  • Prep questions for Monday’s partner meeting

Learning Target: I can demonstrate responsible and respectful behaviors while working on my map and questions  in order to complete it successfully.


Final in class day for working on maps!

China maps and questions due on Tuesday, March 18

March 13, 2014

Learning Target: I can use figurative language as a lens to analyze a poem; today I am reviewing the terms in order to prepare for the quiz.

  • Students in 2/3 worked through the Personification worksheet
  • Students in both classes made a figurative language quiz prep sheet

Learning Target: I can complete a quiz to demonstrate comprehension of vocabulary and main idea related to the geography of Ancient China.

The students took the quiz.

 China map Due on Tuesday, March 18; Figurative Language Quiz 2 on Friday, March 14.

March 12, 2014

Learning Target: I can use figurative language as a lens to analyze a poem; today I am adding personification to my repertoire.

  • In 2/3 we reread “The Sea” for extended metaphor and analysis.
  • In 5/6 we Introduced personification with worksheet and “Summer Grass.”

Learning Target: I can answer questions and construct a map in order to become familiar with the geography of Ancient China.

  • Calm work time
  • Quiz prep with key vocabulary and geographic feature review

China Geography Quiz on Thursday, March 13; China map Due on Tuesday, March 18; Figurative Language Quiz 2 on Friday, March 14.

March 11, 2014

Learning Target: I can use figurative language as a lens to analyze a poem; today I am adding onomatopoeia to my repertoire.

  • Students either checked in and caught up on their composition books or read silently in partner books.
  • Added onomatopoeia to figurative language page in comp books with examples.
  • Read through “The Sea” looking for examples of onomatopoeia.

 

Learning Target: I can collaborate with a partner to answer questions and construct a map in order to become familiar with the geography of Ancient China.

China Geography Quiz on Thursday, March 13; China map Due on Tuesday, March 18; Figurative Language Quiz 2 on Friday, March 14.