Why I Know What Evidence Is Used For, And Why It Is Important Essay

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Learning Target
• I know what evidence is, what it is used for, and why it is important.
• I can read a nonfiction article and determine the central idea of the text, and how that central idea is conveyed in the text.
• I can know how to use the R.A.C.E. strategy to respond to a constructed response question.
• I can use the Georgia Milestone Seven Point Two-Trait Rubric to evaluate and score multiple good and bad examples of informative/ explanatory constructed response question responses.
Assessment –
Formal Assessment-
R.A.C.E. Strategy Quiz- At the end of the lesson, students will be handed an R.A.C.E. strategy where they must write in what each letter of the acronym stands for.
3-2-1 Summarizing Activity- On the back of the R.A.C.E. Strategy quiz students will be instructed to write in 3 main points from the lesson today, 2 things they did not like about the lesson, and one question they still have about the topics and information covered in the day’s lesson. Both of these assessments will be used to monitor student learning, and also evaluate the effectiveness of the lesson and activities with these specific students.
Informal Assessment-
Oral discussion, review, and questioning will be used to monitor students’ comprehension throughout the lesson. Also, the students’ responses and answers during the whiteboard activity will be used to help monitor students comprehension of the knowledge and skills being taught.

Activity
• Review of Learning
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