The Literary Polaroid {Great Gatsby Edition}: A Formative ELA Assessment

The Literary Polaroid {Great Gatsby Edition}:  A Formative ELA Assessment
The Literary Polaroid {Great Gatsby Edition}:  A Formative ELA Assessment
The Literary Polaroid {Great Gatsby Edition}:  A Formative ELA Assessment
The Literary Polaroid {Great Gatsby Edition}:  A Formative ELA Assessment
The Literary Polaroid {Great Gatsby Edition}:  A Formative ELA Assessment
The Literary Polaroid {Great Gatsby Edition}:  A Formative ELA Assessment
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Interpreting difficult text while in the midst of a long novel can be intimidating for both teachers and students. The Literary Polaroid is a formative assessment tool that allows students to connect a pseudo-generic photograph with a moment and specific piece of textual evidence from the novel. Welcome to The Great Gatsby edition!

HOW IT WORKS:

  • At the end of a chunk of reading, print and cut the "polaroid" pictures.
  • Distribute them at random among the tables and groups of students in your classroom.
  • From there, instruct students to choose one image. With that image, they are to look back through the text to find the BEST FIT piece of evidence from what they've read so far and write that on the front of the picture as the caption. Some kids take a very literal approach, others take a more figurative/interpretive approach, and others miss the mark altogether (which is exactly what formative assessment is supposed to do!).
  • Finally, students write a defense of their pairing on the back side of the "polaroid" picture.

WHAT YOU GET:

  • 28 images ready to cut
  • Editable access to the template to best suit your needs
  • A slide with teacher directions
  • A slide with student directions

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45 minutes
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