D-Quadrant Backward Planning

Lesson Title One World Many Stories

What is it you Want Students to Know and Be Able to Do? – Content Standards
Standard 2. Reading for all purposes. Engage in a wide range of non-fiction and real-life reading experiences to solve problems, judge the quality of ideas, or complete daily tasks.
How do biographies tell students about others, themselves and the world. By the end of the unit, students will be able to write their own questions, conduct an interview, and write a short biography.

21st Century Skills (ISTE NETS) What will you assess, specifically?
Quality of questions, participation

Transfer: Students will be able to independently use their knowledge, understandings, and skills acquired to _
Ask essential questions in their daily life.

Essential Question Big, broad open question not subject specific
How are we all unique?

Enduring Understanding: What do you hope students to remember 10 years from now?
How everyone is unique no matter what their age, economic status, or where they live.

Unit Questions: Open questions – subject specific
What makes a biography interesting? How is my life like the lives of others?

Content/Guiding Questions: Closed questions – fact finding
What is a good interview question?

How will you know they know it? Formative & Summative Assessment Strategies of content and skills

Formative Assessments:

Summative Assessments:

Performance Assessment Task – G.R.A.S.P.S.__

Goal: The “hook”Your task is…an engaging introduction that kids can connect with – the “real world” situation

The Role - Who does this kind of work or problem solving in the “real world?”

The Audience – Who will you present your product to (other than the teacher)?

The Situation – More details on the goal

The productWhat would you turn in to your boss?

Standards & Criteria for Success – Rubric criteria – what is expected? Should align with learning goals