ItÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s almost time for final exams, and you already have too many papers to grade in the little time left. And the kids think that school is already over for the year. So what can you do is to get them thinking about the important information they learned this year-- by assigning them some choices for how to tell you the Top Ten Ideas They Learned. You will find out some of the most interesting evidence of what they have taken from your course, and find a grading format to make the final assessment manageable.
The project is to assign students to create a poster, book or composition letting you know what they think were the ten most important and interesting ideas they learned in your class. They can work individually, or in small groups. Everything you need for the assignments and rubrics for grading are included in this packet. Students will even do a Self -Assessment, and a Memo Form is included for students to share comments.
There is enough choice for students to fit all learning styles, and to allow students to see in what ways their own choices are similar and different from the choices of other students. This project is engaging and satisfying for students to affirm what they have learned, to see how it compares with what others took from the course, and to make that last grading chore totally engaging and rewarding for you, as well.
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The Final Exam Project by Mary Ann Johnson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.teacherspayteachers.com.