Day 3: Rubrics, Assessment, Writing, and DBQs
Time
Activity
Description
Materials
9:00-9:20
JR

Logistics- Meet at Park St. Station, by the Park St. Church
Look at syllabus for what you should bring
Lesson plan criteria
Forum comments
Lunch at Faneuil Hall
GIS usage in history
9:20-
10:15
EK
Rubric Co-Construction
Why do we grade?
How can rubrics help in the grading process?
20 min- Review example rubrics, discuss strengths and weaknesses
15 min- Discussion of qualities of excellent historical writing
25 min- Two teams of three co-construct rubrics using Google docs
5 min- review rubrics
20 min- Discuss rubrics and consolidate
Copies of example rubrics, laptops, internet connection, projector




10:15-10:30
BREAK


10:30-11:45
JR
&
LD Pres (if it fits)
DBQ build-up and teaching writing
15 min- A few of Justin’s teaching writing resources; teaching writing progressions (paragraph, 1-page, 5-page)
15 min- DBQs- strength and weaknesses
10 min- Scaffolded paragraph writing through DBQ preparation
20 min- DBQ prep- short answer questions
20 min- DBQ prep- paragraph response
Copies of “10 Things I Teach about Writing” and Paragraph structure.
Copies of DBQ worksheets #1 and #2
Article Justin wrote about curriculum design, including progression of writing instruction



11:45-12:45
LUNCH BREAK
Lunch-work: Prep for DBQ

12:45-2:10
In-class DBQ
10 min intro
30 min reading period
45 min for writing
Laptops, Copies of DBQ, timer
2:10-2:20
Break


2:20-3:30
EK
Responding to Student Work
20 min- Discussion of effective responding
-What comments do you remember from your best/worst teachers?
-Who were your most helpful/least helpful graders
20 min- Respond to another paper
10 min- 1st 1-1 consultation about improving essays
10 min- 2nd 1-1 consultation
DBQ essays sent electronically
3:30-4:00
JR
Exit ticket
PREP FOR A LATE LUNCH!
Preparing for tomorrow’s Field Trip… Questions about lessons… time for 1-1 coaching if necessary