Lesson #15
Home Up Vocabulary Exercise Exit Assessment


What I Have Learned  

Background and Rationale: 

This lesson is last part of a two-part conclusion of a unit which examines coerced Irish migration to Iowa for a grade 10-12 advanced placement, American Studies class. This lesson is designed as a Capstone.

Why? Assessment of knowledge gained provides necessary feedback to ensure learning.


Objectives and Procedures: 

(50 minute class period)

Given the following activities, the students will:

Discuss their individual learning process
Complete an exit assessment
Complete a vocabulary exercise

Teaching strategies:

Talking to Learn: discussion


Sequence of Events:

Minutes 1 through 5:
Administrative functions (attendance)

Minutes 5 through 10:
Introduction of the essay/hand out materials

Minutes 10 through 15:
Completion of vocabulary exercise

Minutes 15 through 20:
Discussion of vocabulary exercise/hand in KWL Worksheets

Minutes 20 through 25:
Discussion: What I have learned/completion of exit assessment
Minutes 25 through 30:
Preparation for presentations

Minutes 30 through 35:
Individual project presentations

Minutes 35 to 40:
Individual project presentations

Minutes 40 through 45:
Individual project presentations

Minutes 45 through 50:


Talking to Learn: Discussion on the learning process

How will I know this is working?

            a) Prompt completion of the vocabulary exercise
            b) Enthusiastic presentations

Associated projects: Vocabulary exercise; presentation of individual projects

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