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Name: Melissa Swan

Unit topic: Brazil, 3rd grade

Assessment plan:

Preassessment plan: KWL Chart. Each student will have their own KWL chart sheet. The
students will be asked What do you know about Brazil and its climate?
The students will answer on their own first then the students will be asked to give some of their
thoughts aloud. The students responses will be written on a giant KWL chart on the front
board. The students will then be asked what they want to learn about Brazils Rainforest. Their
responses will then be written on the board to be discussed as a class.

Summative assessment plan:


The students will be asked to describe Brazils climate in each region. Students can choose:
1. Make a poster illustrating and describing Brazils different climates. Write a short
description, giving at least three details about each climate region and what lives there.
2. Make a diorama/model of Brazil, showing Brazils different climates. Write a short
description, giving at least three details about each climate region and what lives there.
3. Write a journal entry if you traveled to Brazil write about: which climate region you
would go, why, and what would you see there? Describe why you would not want to go
to the other climate regions, giving at least three details about each region.

Multimedia Project : Climate Regions Projects Rubric

Climate

Gives at least three


correct details
describing for each
of Brazils climate
regions.

Gives at least three


correct details
describing for each
of Brazils climate
regions.

Gives only two


details describing
each of Brazils
climate regions.

Gives no details
describing Brazils
climate regions.

Details

Gives at least three


correct details
describing for each
of Brazils climate
regions.

Gives at least three


correct details
describing for each
of Brazils climate
regions.

Gives only two


details describing
each of Brazils
climate regions.

Gives no details
describing Brazils
climate regions.

Content

Covers topic indepth with details


and examples.
Subject knowledge
is excellent.

Includes essential
knowledge about
the topic. Subject
knowledge appears
to be good.

Includes essential
information about
the topic but there
are 1-2 factual
errors.

Content is minimal
OR there are
several factual
errors.

CATEGORY

Organization

Content is well
organized using
headings or
bulleted lists to
group related
material.

Uses headings or
bulleted lists to
organize, but the
overall organization
of topics appears
flawed.

Content is logically
organized for the
most part.

There was no clear


or logical
organizational
structure, just lots of
facts.

Mechanics

No misspellings or
grammatical errors.

Three or fewer
misspellings and/or
mechanical errors.

Four misspellings
and/or grammatical
errors.

More than 4 errors


in spelling or
grammar.

Formative assessment plan:


Students will write on their KWL Chart what they learned each day. Some days we will go over
what they wrote before they leave.
Students will place pictures of animals on the correct layer of the Brazilian Rainforest.
The students will be asked to create a poster or write a journal entry of Brazils rainforest and to
label or describe the four layers: emergent, canopy, understory and forest floor and what makes
up those layers.
Students will identify different climate regions of Brazil on a map.
Students will be asked to judge pictures and classify them to the correct climate.
Students will create a skit as if they were in Brazil and what they would do and see in a certain
climate region.
Students will chart what animals live in which climate region of Brazil and discuss why.
Students will participate in a group discussion about why the rainforest is so important.
Students will come up with a slogan that justifies the need of the rainforest.