Digital Skills: Developing Online Assessment Skills in Everyday Classroom Activities Western Reserve Public Media
 
Online Reading Skills Using Google Forms
Students will use the extension Split Tab or Scissors/Glue to mimic the side-by-side passage and questions on the AIR ELA test. The teacher will provide a reading passage in a Google Doc or a PDF and AIR-like questions in Google Forms. You can also use this activity to model and practice specific reading skills.
 
I can:
  • Locate evidence that supports what the text says.
  • Cite examples of evidence that supports inferences drawn from the text.
  • Identify key ideas about individuals, events and ideas as stated in text.
  • Determine meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.
  • Analyze how particular sentences, paragraphs, chapters or sections fit into the overall structure of a text.
  • Analyze how particular sentences, paragraphs, chapters or sections contribute to the overall development of the ideas.
Tech Skills:
  • Navigate side-by-side windows

  • Mouse Skills

  • Keyboarding Skills

  • Copy/Paste

Materials and Resources:
Grade Level:
  • 6th Grade (Can be adapted for other grade levels)

Subject Area:
  • ELA (Informational or Literary Text)
Procedure:

Activity 1: Prepare and Model

Show students how to access and download Chrome and extension(s). Choose and display a sample article and Google Form with a variety of question types. Model how student should display side-by-side windows to read and answer questions. Allow students to participate and reflect while you demonstrate. (Consider screencasting this for an independent station.)


Activity 2: Independent Practice

Through Google Classroom, your LMS, or by sharing copy links, assign a reading and AIR-like questions in a self-grading Google Form. Make this a regular activity throughout the school year.


Practice Activity

Allow students to choose an article from the sites listed in Supplementary Resources. Guide students to find a subject that interests them and to choose a slightly higher lexile level. Let the students practice using Tab Resize to mimic AIR with side-by-side passage and the quiz provided by the site. Have students screencast how they use Tab Resize to read and answer the questions.

Standards:

RI.6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RI.6.2 Analyze informational text
development. a. Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details. b. Provide an objective summary of the text that includes the central idea and relevant details.

RI.6.3 Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

RI.6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

RI.6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas

RI.6.6 Determine an author’s perspective or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

OR

RL.6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL.6.2 Analyze literary text development. a. Determine a theme of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details. b. Incorporate a theme and story details into an objective summary of the text.

RL.6.3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

RL.6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choices, including sensory language, on meaning and tone.

RL.6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

RL.6.6 Explain how an author uses the point of view to develop the perspective of the narrator or speaker in a text.
Supplementary Resources:

 

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