Know your role- not expected to be content expert Go to the teacher’s website Read through the chapter being assessed Go through your child’s notes (notebook, notes, hand-outs, etc….)
Ask clarifying questions about the information Have your child rephrase the content Choose 1-3 problems in a given subject area and ask them to write down all the steps Review child’s answers for accuracy and elaboration Remind your child to use text evidence (how do they know?) What was the muddiest point in…(today’s lesson, the reading, the homework)?
Flashcards Writing them out Quizlet or Flashcards (app) Reread textbook & notes Create a study guide Extract Key Concepts (Do they understand what’s important or are they focusing on every detail?) Concept Map (outline or make a graphic version of written work; lists, columns, Venn diagrams, web 2.0 tool) Creately, Gliffy, Lucid Chart, Mindmeister, Exploratree (Digging up Roots or Knowing Trees), bubbl.us, Google Docs: Drawing, Coggle.it, Popplet, Text 2 Mind Map, UnConcept CreatelyGliffyLucid ChartMindmeisterExploratree (Digging up Roots or Knowing Trees)bubbl.usGoogle Docs: Drawing Coggle.itPoppletText 2 Mind MapUnConcept
Taking concepts and applying them to new situations Utilizing higher level skills
Not regurgitation! Proof that a student understands the material Demonstration that a student can take the material and apply it to a new situation Mastery!
Science Assessment: Difference sources of energy Knowledge questionApplication question Is there more than one source of energy? What are some sources of energy? What is meant by a renewable energy source? What are some examples? What is meant by a nonrenewable energy source? What are some examples? Discuss major differences between nonrenewable and renewable/alternative energy sources. Do you know of any places where renewable/alternative energy sources are regularly being used? What are the environmental benefits of renewable energy? Why do these reports suggest that communities should begin to look at alternative energy resources? There were seven sources of energy described on this site. What are they? What are the benefits of using renewable energy technologies? Why aren't some renewable resources widely accepted today? Which energy resource is cheaper in the short run? In the long run? What is meant by the terms "environmental costs" and "social costs"? What are some examples of each?
Student can : Create a quiz using previous quizzes Construct a concept map
Monitor- Initiate a dialogue about concepts Starter questions without drilling: Ask your child to predict the outcome of an event (e.g., What would happen in this experiment? How would changing one variable affect others?) Ask your child to apply rules or principles to new situations (e.g., Which concept is relevant here? How would you apply it?) Ask your child to solve a problem using a known equation or select a procedure to complete a new task (e.g., What procedure would be appropriate to solve this problem?) Use compare and contrast strategies – sentence stem handouts (handout)
Sentence Stem for Comparing The model cards below can help improve your child’s comprehension of a concept, as well as applying his/her knowledge. These strategies that can be utilized to direct study sessions and improve application of previously taught knowledge. ____________________and____________________ are similar because they both ___________________________________________________________________. ________________________and_______________________ are different because _______________is______________, but ______________is_________________.
Monarchy and dictatorship are similar because they both Are forms of government. Are governments with major power given to one person. Have examples from history in which the powerful person was a tyrant. Monarchy and dictatorship are different because In a monarchy, the ruler is often in power because of heritage, but in a dictatorship, the ruler often comes to power through force or coercion. In monarchies today, the rulers are often perceived to be loved by the people, but in dictatorships, the rulers are often feared and hated by the people. A monarchy can coexist with a representative government, but a dictatorship often is a police state.
Which one of the following best describes… Which is the best method for… If the value of X was changed to… Which of the following is the best explanation for… Which of the following is another example of… What is the major problem with… What would happen if… http://www.meade.k12.sd.us/PASS/Pass%20Adobe%20Files/March%202007/Blo omsTaxonomyQuestionStems.pdf http://www.meade.k12.sd.us/PASS/Pass%20Adobe%20Files/March%202007/Blo omsTaxonomyQuestionStems.pdf
Your child will Develop the study skills/habits of mind necessary to become a lifelong learner Increase his/her confidence within academic domains and during assessments Analyze data/ information more frequently, becoming more self-reliant and motivated Not hate studying- not be so stressed!