Marlene H. Kennedy
In the response to literature, students will be evaluated and assessed daily, as students complete literature circle worksheets, which the teacher collects, grades, and hands back in time for literature circle discussion. Evaluation and assessment also takes place as the teacher circulates around the room, while the students read silently or aloud in groups and fill in the worksheets and during student discussion. A final, more formal assessment is administered through the students' creation of the three-page journal entry, in which they imagine themselves as Amber Billows one year after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This assessment is evaluated through a detailed rubric, which is submitted to all students when they are given a written description of the three-page journal entry they must write.
In the process in writing component, students are evaluated and assessed while writing independently and working in peer editing circles, as the teacher circulates around the room. They are also given a detailed rubric explaining expectations for learning success, when they are given a written description of the three-page journal entry they must submit, in which they imagine themselves as children during the Great Depression or children today, depending on their writing abilities.