As you learned in Topic 2, formative assessments are an integral part of teaching and learning Teachers must continuously assess student learning at the beginning of lessons, during lessons, and at the end of lessons in order to guide, modify, and adjust instruction.
Part 1: Mini-Lesson Plan Implementation – For 6th Grade Class
Complete the “Mini-Lesson Plan Template,” which includes a description of a learning activity, instructional strategy, pre- and formative assessment questions, and a formative assessment following instruction.
If possible, administer your mini-lesson or another lesson, provided by your mentor teacher, to your mentor class as whole group instruction or to a small group of students chosen by your mentor teacher.
Use any remaining field experience time to speak with your mentor teacher and, provided permission, seek out opportunities to observe and/or assist your mentor teacher and/or work with a small group of students on instruction in the classroom.
Part 2: Reflection
In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect on creating and implementing formative assessments. Analyze the data gained through the formative assessments. How did you collect and organize the data? Discuss how you would use the data to inform future instruction on the same topic. Why is continuous formative assessment important for student learning? How does your learning activity and assessments align to your learning objective?
Explain how you will implement your findings in your future professional practice.
Support your findings with a minimum of two scholarly resources.