Looking for ideas to assess students during an under the sea unit? Try a captain’s log, daily exit cards, or use a KWL chart! Scroll down in this blogpost for your FREEBIE templates!
Provide each student with their own captain’s log. Explain to students that when sailors are on a ship, the captain records each day’s events in a captain’s log. During the under the sea unit, each student is a captain, and records what he/she learns about the ocean and life under the sea in their log book. As entries are dated, you will have evidence of student learning throughout the unit. Use a notebook or CLICK on one of the images below to download a template for the Captain’s Log book. Colour and black and white covers are included, as well as dated pages with primary lines and regular lines.
Daily Exit Cards
Each day, before the students leave, give them a piece of scrap paper or a post-it note and have them write one or two things they learned that day about under the sea. Collect these exit cards and track student learning. Use the responses to plan other activities and learning opportunities for your students.
At the start of an under the sea unit, give students a KWL chart and have them write what they know about under the sea and what they want to know. At various points during the unit, ask students to add information they learn and other information they would like to learn. Ask students to date their entries so you can track their learning. Use the KWL chart to provide evidence of learning. CLICK on the following KWL chart to download a template to use with your students.
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