Using Formative Assessments Across the Curriculum
I love teaching cross-curricular concepts, which is good because there are far too many things to teach and not enough time to attack it all! Science and social studies often fall by the wayside in favor of class time dedicated to reading, writing, and arithmetic, but it doesn’t have to be that way!
Quick, formative assessments are checkpoints of student progress that happen as students are learning, and that give teachers an idea of how to tailor their instruction. Formative assessments don’t have to be written, but responding to text and responding in writing help hit two major English Language Arts standards while pairing with science and social studies content.