Assessment & Homework

Homework for lesson 1 can be found at the bottom of this page

Assessment:

1) Questioning     2) Crescendo Skills Ladder      3) Musical Terms       4) Story     5) Self-Assessment

1) Questioning:

Become familiar with the different types of questions that can be asked throughout lesson 1. Questions for each heading increase in level of difficulty.

Take note of answering abilities of pupils to log in the assessment tracker.

Here is a downloadable and printable copy of the questioning:

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2) Crescendo Skills Ladder:

Become familiar with the different criteria of skills that are to be assessed. Level 1 is the lowest, level 5 being the highest.

Take note during the lessons of pupil development to insert into their development tracker.

Here is a downloadable and printable copy of the Crescendo Ladder:

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3) Musical Terms: Assessment:

Become familiar with the ‘Musical Terms’ sheet, and the answer sheet.

Print a copy for each member of the class (unanswered sheet!). This is a great way for the teacher to assess the understanding of musical terms. The pupils must connect the word to the corresponding picture.

TIP: Act out the pictures as a class. Some students may recognise the pictures (e.g. the music notes), but may have English as a second language, therefore not yet able to link the picture to the word.

You can also read through the words together using phonics before beginning the exercise.

Here is a downloadable and printable copy of the Musical Terms Assessment sheet:

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4) Story: Assessment

Become familiar with the ‘Story’ sheet, and the answer sheet.

Print a copy for each member of the class (unanswered sheet!). This is a great way for the teacher to assess the understanding of the story. The pupils must unscramble the letters, to create a word, to then write above the corresponding picture.

TIP: Refer back to the storybook pages to help those with language difficulties.

You can also read through the words together using phonics before beginning the exercise.

Here is a downloadable and printable copy of the Story Assessment sheet:

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5) Self-Assessment [optional]:

This is an OPTIONAL assessment sheet. Self-assessment should start as early as possible once pupils have settled into the school year, and at the discretion of the teacher. 

Print a copy for each member of the class. Pupils should indicate the level (between 1-5) that they believe they are at for each category.

Teachers will want to collect these in once completed – and file away.

Here is a downloadable and printable copy of the Self-Assessment sheet:

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Homework:

Below you will find the homework for Lesson 1. It encourages the children to practice their literacy skill through developing their writing as well as their imagination.

Print one for every child in order to stick into their books.

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