Thursday, June 7, 2012

Nonfiction Tic Tac Toe

Today is Tic-Tac-Toe, part 2!!!  This idea is for older students in grades 3 and above who are working in small groups such as literature circles, literacy circles, or book clubs.  To differentiate, I used this as an assessment tool at the end of a nonfiction literacy circle. Like a literature circle, all the students in the group read the same text. This instructional technique allows for student choice, discussion, and independence.    For this particular lesson plan main idea and details were the target comprehension skill.
Group members decide which three tasks they will complete.  However, they must choose any (3) in a row- either vertically or horizonally.  The tasks represent a variety of difficulty and make use of various intelligences such as musical, artistic, spatial, etc.  These are completed as a group and receive a group score.

When assessing, I score each with a rubric to evaluate comprehension and mastery of the target.  Click on the image below to see the example I used that I placed on Google Documents.
The beauty of this assessment tool is that it is versatile and can be used in many content areas.  It offers students choice, allows students to work collaboratively, and to demonstrate their learning  beyond a paper and pencil test.

Have you used something similar in upper elementary or in middle school?  Do you think this assessment technique could be adapted for lower elementary students?   I'd love to read your ideas!

It's almost the weekend!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...