This strategy has been adapted from a similar strategy used on the following site: http://nwrpdp.com/documents/constructed_response/website_english_packet.pdf
This strategy is Aligned to the state rubric • Kentucky Extended-Response Questions General Scoring Guide • Score Point 4 • Score You complete all important components of the question and communicate ideas clearly. • You demonstrate in-depth understanding of the relevant concepts and/or processes. • Where appropriate, you choose more efficient and/or sophisticated processes. • Where appropriate, you offer insightful interpretations or extensions • Score Point 3 • You complete most important components of the question and communicate clearly. • You demonstrate an understanding of major concepts even though you overlook or misunderstand some less-important ideas or details. • Score Point 2 • You complete some important components of the question and communicate those components clearly • You demonstrate that there are gaps in your conceptual understanding. • Score Point 1 • You show minimal understanding of the question. • You address only a small portion of the question.
4 Answers the question correctly and clearly Cites strong evidence from the text Expands/ explains the evidence Shows insight when possible 3 Answers most of the question correctly and clearly Cites evidence from the text Expands/ explains the evidence 2 Answers some of the question correctly Cites weak evidence from the text 1 Answers the question minimally
4 Answers the question correctly and clearly Cites Examples/ Evidence Explains examples/evidence Shows insight 3 Answers most of the question correctly Cites Examples/ Evidence Explains examples/ evidence 2 Answers some of the question correctly Cites Examples/ Evidence 1 Answers the question minimally
4 Answers the question correctly and clearly Cites Examples/ Evidence Explains examples/evidence Shows insight 3 Answers most of the question correctly Cites Examples/ Evidence Explains examples/ evidence 2 Answers some the question correctly Cites Examples/ Evidence 1 Answers the question minimally
4 Answers the problem Computes on paper Explains your work Shows insight 3 Answers most of the problem Computes on paper Explains your work 2 Answers some of the problem Computes partially 1 Answers The problem minimally
What is Insight? Insight demonstrates higher order thinking Analysis Applications Synthesis Use of content vocabulary Selecting most efficient processes Providing a more sophisticated response
See packet for reading Passage and question
Answer 4 The speaker’s memory of his mother’s kitchen is very important to him. This memory is very important to the speaker because he really loves his mother. The poem also suggests that she may have died. In the last stanza, on line 27 it says, “My mother moves in and out of light.” This suggests that she may only live as a dream. It makes this memory very powerful for the speaker because it’s a memory of his mother and nice times when he was a child. In the first stanza, in lines 1-4 it says “Fragrance of fresh tortillas and corn stew fills my mother’s sparsely furnished kitchen crowded with warmth.” From this you can tell that he likes it in his mother’s kitchen and it is warm both literally and figuratively and there are good smells there. You can tell that he really misses her from lines 23 and 24 in the fourth stanza where it says, “Bittersweet tears and ringing silvery laughter I ache in my heart.” The speaker feels great love for his mother. In the poem he describes her in great detail and how she’s strong yet gentle. This memory is very reminiscent for the speaker in the poem.
Introducing the ACE Strategy for Reading… Answer the question………………1 pt Cite evidence from the text…1 pt Expand Explain your answer.…1pt Shows insight……………………………1pt
Responses When answering short answer responses, use the ACES strategy: *A – answer the question *C – cite evidence from the text *E – extend/explain your answer *S- Shows insight **You may receive a total of four points for each response. You need to keep track of your progress by recording your score on the grid. Put an x on your score for each assignment. *Check means the student could perform the expectation.
*Use the ACES strategy...A-Answer the question C-Cite evidence from the text E-Expand/explain your answer S-Shows insight *You may receive a total of 4 points per answer
________________________________________ Name____________________ ACE Score___ I answered the question……………………………__yes__no I provided strong evidence………………………__yes__no I supported my answer from the text…..__yes__no I showed insight………………………………………….__yes__no ________________________________________ STUDENT SELF-EVALUATION OR PEER SCORING GUIDE
Introducing the ACE Strategy for Math… Answer the problem! Compute your work! Explain how you got your answer!
ACE…..your math questions Rubric Score ____ Standard:_______________________Benchmark:_____________________ Question:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Explanation/Insight: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
ACE Improvement Plan Name_____________ Date____________ Subject____________ PLAN:_________________________________________ DO:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ STUDY:___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___My plan worked! ___I need another improvement plan!
SECONDARY Example Learner level ACES-ing Open-ended Math responses 0 1
Strategies we’ve learned to help us EFFECTIVELY expand our extended- response questions in reading *Describe a personal connection that you can make to the passage. *State an opinion about the passage *Make a prediction about what you think might happen next *Make a comparison about two characters in the passage *Make an inference a bout something you read in the passage *Point out a cause/effect situation in the passage. *Make a conclusion about the passage
Strategies we’ve learned to help us EFFECTIVELY answer our constructed- response questions in math *Draw a diagram that shows exactly HOW we figured out the problem. *Make sure we WRITE out an explanation of what we were thinking by our illustration. *If we used manipulatives, make a PICTURE of what we did to figure out the answer. *Write “something” on the lines for E. *Compute our work carefully in order to lessen mistakes *Use the ACE template so that the answer is organized. *Show and explain “every” step in solving the problem.