ERIC Number: ED455239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
What Story Does the Work Tell? A Resource of Curricular Units, Student Work and Commentary by Philadelphia Teachers.
Cantrill, Christina, Comp.; Glass, Don, Comp.; Sparks, Andrew, Comp.
This document is a tool to help teachers look at student work as a means to assess individual student progress. It contains work samples, accompanying commentaries, and assessment tools which originate from students and teachers in Philadelphia public schools who participated in the Philadelphia Education Fund's Small Learning Community Mini-Grants program. After a prologue, "Why is Looking at Student Work Important?" (Kate Nolan), an introductory section explains how to use this document at school, presents a set of guidelines to help teacher teams get started with a process of inquiry into student work, and describes how to document observations. The next section presents a selection of student work examples with teacher commentary. Topics include: developing measurement concepts and tools; developing geometry skills through manipulatives; exploring the art of storytelling with a poet-in-residence; studying multiple aspects of children's book illustrations; integrating problem solving math and science investigations; and studying animals and other living things by researching in the library and over the Internet. (SM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Education Fund, PA.