The activities in this unit provide numerous opportunities for both formative and summative assessment. At the end of each lesson, students can, if necessary, submit a paragraph of analysis. The first will have largely been coauthored with the class, but could provide me with valuable information regarding each students understanding of the form. More importantly, it provides students the opportunity to receive feedback that names their struggles or successes. The second paragraph with have been coauthored to varying degrees by the students group, but again proved the opportunity for me to check students' ability to make claims and analyze evidence. By carefully observing and participating in small group discussions, I can also assess students understanding of the task and their ability to make interpretations. The final paragraph in each stage of the unit will be true summative assessment; students will work independently to support a claim regarding a mystery, painting, or poem they have not seen before.