Friday, April 25, 2014

The Smarter Balanced Performance Task

Warm Up: NoRedInk  Good morning! Let's continue practicing subject/verb agreement at NoRedInk. Find the assignment entitled "Subject/Verb Agreement #2" and begin. What is not finished in class becomes homework. Please fix your errors in order to receive full credit. 

The Smarter Balanced Performance Task  A key component of the Smarter Balanced Assessment that you will be taking next week will be the 'Performance Task.' What exactly is a Performance Task? Check out the explanation from Smarter Balanced below. 
Now let's see what one looks like and process it together. Go to the online practice test here. After logging in and selecting your grade level, select 'Start G6 ELA Performance Task.' Follow along with Mr. McGinty as he guides you through its various components. 

Homework  (1.) Complete the NoRedInk assignment "Subject/Verb Agreement #2." (2.) 30 minutes of silent reading at home.  Make sure to record your reading on one of the digital reading logs available.  Our weekly Google Form reading log is here and the Google Spreadsheet reading log can be found here.  Deadline: I will be checking this week's reading log on Monday, April 28