Essay on My Assessment : A Formative Assessment

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My assessment is a formative assessment, to see how well the students have picked up on the ideas that the ending sound of a word (rime) is the base for creating rhyming words. Since this is the first lesson on onset, rime, and rhyming words giving them a formative assessment would be difficult especially since it is the end of the day, and they may not be entirely focused on their work. I choose to do such an assessment because it allows for immediate feedback from the teacher to the student, and it also allows for the teacher to question and try to understand how a student is coming up with answers if s/he is struggling. This conversation and immediate feedback allows for creating positive relationships with each student, being able to communicate with them one on one helps build trust.
Introduction begins with telling the students that they have been doing a great job throughout the day because it builds their self-esteem, their confidence, and helps grow our classroom community and relationship. “Kindergarteners learn best when the feel valued, needed, and loved by the teacher…” (Copple, Bredekamp, 2009). The continually positivity that is displayed throughout the lesson is done purposefully to keep allowing the students to know that they are appreciated, and that their hard work and effort deserves praise. Beginning the lesson with a video on what we are going to learn was done to engage the students because of it being the end of the day, and to…

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