- In this week’s reading, the author focuses how to assess the arts, and she does an excellent job at debunking some assessment myths. For this week’s post we would like you go back to a previous making activity completed by one of your classmates and assess their work. You can choose any previous making activity (group or individual), Note the one you chose, and include a link to it. You can find activities quickly by looking at the making activities listed under “our Blog Posts”. Answer the questions: How would you assess the activity if you were the teacher? Did the activity give enough opportunities for students to show their learning? How was the end product? Or was that even important to the activity?
- How would you assess the activity if you were the teacher?
I would make sure the information that was weaved into the skit was correct and factual. The choosing of the life cycle of a butterfly is definitely corresponding with an SOL, so the students would receive credit for that. The amount of creativity would score points, because it took thought and effort to come up with how to portray this SOL concept. This activity would be used for a review for a test to show how well the students comprehended the information.
2. Did the activity give enough opportunities for students to show their learning?
I definitely believe so. They were able to work in the basic facts while still putting their own spin on the skit. Not only did they show that they knew the material, but they also were able to bring up bullying and other social matters. It was both informative and relatable.
3. How was the end product?
The end product was amazing. These students did a great job on adding different aspects to their performance to make it memorable. Being able to recount the life cycle of a butterfly is required for SOL testing, so these students provided their classmates with another means of memorizing the material.