Assessing STC™ Changes in the Inquiry Classroom a teacher submission

11th October, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Submitted by Kelli L. Braunecker   

Second Grade Teacher at William Tell Elementary in Tell City, IN

This is an anticipation guide I made using the Concepts from the Unit Goals in the Changes Unit.  I use anticipation guides to get students thinking about the unit topic and to see if they are familiar with any of the concepts and/or vocabulary. 

First, I read each statement and have students mark either true or false in the before unit column.  No discussion occurs at this time and students understand that it does not count for a grade.  The guide is collected and saved until the unit is complete.  We do the same procedure after the unit is complete, marking the answers to the same statements in the after unit column.  This shows me, as well as the students, how much they have learned during the unit.

Anticipation guides stimulate students’ interest in a topic and set a purpose for reading. They teach students to make predictions, anticipate the text, and verify their predictions. They connect new information to prior knowledge and build curiosity about a new topic.

Please feel free to use what I have posted, or make changes for your students as you feel necessary.

Changes STC Anticipation Guide by Kelli Braunecker

Thank you Kelli for sharing your Anticipation guide with our network.  As our thanks please enjoy  an STC™ Assessment for your inquiry based classroom!

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Posted on: October 11, 2010

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