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Teacher-Tested Strategies: Detail
District
Des Moines
Contact Email
jeffrey.hepburn@dmps.k12.ia.us
Name of Strategy
After Reading: General After Reading
Description
I learned this as a "One Minute Paper." I use it in my Advanced Chemistry and Physics classes to check to see if students a.) read a pre-assigned lesson, and b.) understood it. After reading (or when they first come to class having read a homework assignment) I give them one minute to write. Some examples are:
- write a brief summary
- describe the main topics
- define some vocabulary
- describe their areas of misunderstanding
Rank Strategy
Very Useful and Effective
Reflection
This gives a quick assessment of the students' understanding. It also points out that the reading assignments are integral to class! It is a great to help the instructor adjust to students' needs because it becomes very clear where they need explanation. I will continue to use it and modify the writing prompts.
Subjects
The educator applied this strategy to the following subject areas:
Science
Grade Level
The educator applied this strategy to the following grade levels:
Grade 9
Grade 11
Grade 12
Rank Readers
Majority Above Grade Level