All you need to teach reflective and goal setting skills at the end of a grading period is here…just print and go!
This Grading Period Reflection unit includes two versions of the same text and lesson with varying levels of difficulty and scaffolding to help you accommodate different learners within your classroom. It’s perfect for regular learners, ELLs and everyone in between.
You can literally download it today and use it in class. I’ve included everything you need: teacher’s notes, content material and differentiation ideas. Even better, this unit teaches crucial skills in understanding grade cards and grading periods that many of our students lack or are missing when they enter middle or high school.
Here’s a summary of what’s inside:
Handout 1 ~ Letter from you (the teacher) to the students explaining the reasons for grade cards, how to improve their grades in the next grading period and a positive statement of belief that they are terrific students (because they all are!) (2 formats of the letter – one is a full page, the other is the same letter on two half-sheets for those who need to save paper.)
Activity 1 ~ Grading Card Data Chart. Students will transfer grade card results from printed grade card to this chart to help them see what information grade cards contain. The chart comes in two versions – one partially filled with content courses and one completely blank.
Activity 2 ~ Grade Card Analysis. These forms are created one for each content area class as well as one blank to be reproduced for unified arts/specials/other classes not included. These forms walk students through reflective questions as to the grade they received in their class, what they may need help with, how they would like to improve and focusing their efforts in one major way to improve their grade in the future. The form comes in two versions- one higher for students able to write their responses in paragraphs and one scaffolded level with sentence stems provided for students to complete with their own ideas.
Activity 3 ~ Grade Card Intention Letter. Students will take their insight from the grade card analysis activity and write it into a letter format. There are two versions of the letter-one for students able to write in correct letter format and paragraphs and one scaffolded with sentence stems and format provided for students to complete with their own ideas.