After testing and before we left for Spring Break, we had two instructional days to fill with high-quality content. Can someone say "feature-length film?" I'm only kidding, of course. But it's tough to come up with something productive to do two days before Spring Break. To add to the pressure, I had a student teacher to impress! ;) Since I felt like I had at least introduced all of the CCSS for fiction and non-fiction, I decided to do a quick informal assessment of my kiddos to see how much they had retained up to this point. If I saw holes as a class, then I would focus on those standards in my end-of-the-year units.
For my informational CCSS standards review, I picked up the Close Reading Passages for Spring FREEBIE from 24/7 Teacher on TpT. This is a great review of almost all of the informational standards, and the passage is written at four different lexile levels perfect for third grade. I paired it with the "Spring" Brain Pop Jr. video and had them include information from both on the constructed response page.
I ended up creating my own literature standards review activity. I used a great little fable from FableVision called "Deep Spring" and wrote some simple questions that I'm attaching as a FREEBIE. After students completed these activities, I quickly reviewed their answers and assessed them as N-Novice, P-Proficient, and M-Master and put them on a chart so I can see how the class is doing as a whole. It really didn't take as long as you may think, and I'm excited about using the information I gained to help me decide what standards to highlight in our last two units.
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