Formative Assessment #2

Learners work collaboratively to predict what life would be like as an Arctic Hare. Teams go on a hunt where scholars role play an owl, white hares, and gray hares. Independently, pupils record their findings and reflect on their experience. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Publish reflection questions on a classroom blog—direct class members to answer questions for homework
  • Convert the activity into a game that can easily be played as a quick brain break
Classroom Considerations

  • Although the activity is considered an assessment, it may also be used as an independent learning opportunity 
  • The ninth of 17 lessons in an ecosystem-themed unit
Pros

  • Offers an engaging substitute for a traditional assessment 
  • Packet includes an answer key
Cons

  • None