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1. Caroline E


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11/11 Work is very neat, carries on
good conversations with
group. Very thorough in
descriptions about what other
people in other countries and
their cultures.
2. Jackson S


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2/11
Redo
orally
11/11
Listens to peers at his table
to develop an idea. Seems to
like the continents and
oceans song and dance.
3. Tyler N N N N N N N N N 2/11

Redo
orally
4/11-with
prompting
and
support
Interrupts lessons and draws
while I read the books, but
seems to actively listen.
Doesnt follow directions
well without sitting next to
him to tell him what to do
next.
4. Kaylee E


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10/11 Asks questions while I am
reading. Ask questions about
where continents are and
what they are near.
5. Nick S


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8/11 Quietly listens most of the
time. Can be interruptive at
times by talking to other
peers.
6. Jacob E



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11/11 Work is very thorough and
complete. Tells others in his
group what he remembers
from previous lessons.
Finishes sentences in
journals before others.
7. ZaMya N

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3/11
Redo
orally
with
prompting
and
support
9/11
Needs one on one instruction
to follow directions. Listens
to others in her group, but
her work is incomplete. Not
sure of words to the
continents and oceans song.
8. Katie S S

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7/11 Recalls information from
previous lessons. Sentences
are not always a complete
thought but her ideas are
there. Likes to make
souvenirs. Enjoys the song
and dance.
9. Jaleigha S



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3/11
Redo
orally
didnt
follow
directions:
9/11
Work is incomplete. She
takes her time and doesnt
listen while the books are
read. She plays in her desk.
Has to redo some souvenirs
because she doesnt follow
directions. Enjoys the song
and dance.
10. Joelle S

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S S 11/11 Very quiet during instruction
and while reading. Work is
very thorough and leads her
group. Recalls several details
from previous lessons.
11. Jess S S S S S S S S S 0/11
didnt
follow
directions
Redo:
11/11
Listens to others ideas and
thoughts before forming his
own. Sentences are mostly
complete.
12. Brianna E E E E E E E E E 11/11 Sentences are very clear and
thorough. Listens to the
books and videos actively
and periodically ask
questions. Able to orally
locate continents and oceans.
Listens closely to directions.
13. Stephanie S S S S S S S S S 2/11
didnt
follow
directions
Redo
9/11
Can locate most continents
and oceans during oral
instruction. Forms her own
ideas and makes accurate
comparisons between
countries
14. Bella S S S S S S S S S 9/11 Can locate continents and
oceans orally and on paper.
Seemed to enjoy doing the
song and dance every day.
Sentences are clear and to
the point.
15. Lindsey S S S S S S S S S 2/11
didnt
follow
directions
Redo:
11/11
Thoughts are accurate and
clear. Creates sentences with
a question mark. Sometimes
is unsure of her ideas about
other countries. Can locate
continents and oceans orally.
16. Chalen E E E E E E E E E 2/11 Work is somewhat messy.
didnt
follow
directions
Redo:
11/11
However, many comparisons
are made between countries.
Can locate continents and
oceans orally.
17. Matthew S S S S S S S S S 8/11 Asks questions while I read.
Answers questions I give
about other countries and
their cultures. Orally
demonstrates knowing where
to locate continents and
oceans. Most work is
complete
18. Jaxon S S N N N N N N N 7/11
Had to ask
what some
answers
said
because
they were
hard to
read
Work is illegible. Very hard
to read sentences. Souvenirs
are not finished. Doesnt pay
attention while I read about
countries.
19. Vincent S S S S S S S S S 7/11 A lot of the time has to leave
during this time for resource,
so some of his work is
incomplete. Not his fault.
However, he can recall some
differences between
countries and listens to his
peers.
20. Alena S S S S S S S S S 8/11 Asks a lot of questions daily.
Sentences are complete
thoughts and ideas. Some
Yellow- Average: Satisfactory (S)
Red- Below Average: Not Satisfactory (I/N)
Green-Above Average: Exceeds Standards (E)


comparisons are inaccurate
and incomplete. Orally can
locate most continents but
has trouble with oceans
21. Torie E E E E E E E E E 9/11 Locates continents and
oceans with minimal
problems. Listens attentively
to information from books
read and videos viewed.
Sometimes gets distracted by
other peers
22. Chloe S S S S S S S S S 8/11 Asks questions about other
cultures and makes several
comparisons to what she
knows as a United States
citizen. Sentences are mostly
complete and she pays close
attention to details given
during instruction. Usually
finishes her souvenir before
others.
23. Devin Was not at school for this
unit
24. Mauri Was not at school for this
unit
Whole Class
To analyze the progress of the whole class during my social studies unit on continents and oceans, with a study of other
countries and their cultures I created a table witch shows the scores of each individual student and their progress and regression
throughout the lesson. With this unit, I did many of the same learning techniques throughout each lesson. I was sure to have plenty of
repetition on a daily basis and introduce some new information. As a whole, the students enjoyed the song and dance, conducted every
day which dictated the name of each continent and ocean. While studying the continents we explored the cultures and traditions of
other countries and made comparisons to what we do in our continent and country. The students, also, as a whole loved making
souvenirs after studying a country. Some students I noticed worked well with in their groups and paid attention to the reading every
day. Other students had trouble portraying their own ideas and thoughts when recalling information from a previous lesson. Also, I
noticed that several of my students did not do too well on their continents test due to following directions. While viewing the graph, I
noticed that only 11/22 students received an 8/11 or higher on their final assessment. Only four students received a perfect score on
their first try. Seven out of twenty two students received lower that 3/11 as a score. Also, eight out of 22 students had to redo their test
because they either did not follow directions or simply copied the Continents and Oceans words off of the board; in the order they
were written. The directions were given orally for the students to number their paper from 1 to 11 and then refer to their maps. On the
maps, each continent and ocean had a number. Students were to match the number on the map, and fill in the appropriate continent or
oceans name. Out of the students that had a second chance to redo their map test, four of them received a perfect score. The other four
students, who received a second chance, did improve their scores for their map test but did not get a perfect score. This indicated to
me that they knew most of the information and simply had some trouble with my directions
Throughout my lessons of locating continents and studying different countries, I had a few high, several low and medium
students. My five highest students payed attention during the whole unit and were more than willing to help others stay caught up
with directions and information. My high students were very sure of their answers and recalled the most accurate information. They
stayed on task and answered my questions very accurately. My medium students throughout this unit were very active in whole group
however did not answer my questions thoroughly or completely accurate. Many of my average students stayed quiet most of the time
and I noticed them paying attention to their peers. The medium students tended to try to answer my questions, however had some
trouble even after reviewing information. They were confident in how they were answering but looked to me for some guidance. My
lowest students had trouble concentrating and were more interested in doing other things like drawing, and spacing out. They kept
getting distracted and did not pay attention as much as they should have been. I kept trying to keep their attention and I feel like that
took away from what I was trying to teach others. Even after days of repetition my lowest students still could not locate continents
and oceans with 100% accuracy. To sum up, I believe my high students learned about eighty five percent of what I was teaching. The
medium students may have learned fifty percent throughout the whole unit. The low students maybe learned twenty percent of the
lesson taught. Next time I teach this lesson, I will try my best to keep all of the students attention. I will seek other ways to be sure the
information is taught to where all the different learning styles are covered although I think I covered learning styles a great deal, I may
be able to find other ways besides one or two ways of instructing the material.

Individual Students
Out of all of my students ZaMya was one of the lowest, but to me made the most improvements when being instructed
individually. She was one student that had to redo her continents test because she scored 3/11. When she retook the test orally with
some prompting and support she scored a 9/11. Her score improved dramatically. Many times I noticed her spacing out and unable to
concentrate. To call on her and get her to answer questions was very difficult. She was a student that wanted to learn and had a drive
to learn but seemed to have trouble focusing and paying attention. When called on, I noticed she would clam up and not want to
answer questions during whole group instructions even if she knew the answer was correct. ZaMya required a lot of prompting and
support to get information from her head to paper. There at times seemed to be some sort of gap between her thoughts and expressing
them. Throughout the whole semester, I saw some improvement with her confidence, but she still remained very shy and timid when
called on no matter what subject matter was being discussed. There were some IEP meetings conducted in her behalf and parents said
they would help her at home. Although they agreed to help her at home, this student continued to come to school with little to no
homework complete. The homework sent home would help with spelling and reading. I believe she improved in her efforts because
my unit included repetition on a daily basis. I believe this benefited her the most, though her grades changed little she was able to
perform when given one on one instruction and when she was provided with a constant encouragement.
Jacob was probably the highest performing student in the classroom as a whole. All of his work was always complete and
completely accurate. His work space was sometimes messy but his work was organized. Jacobs physical appearance was always
organized and well kept. He was always on task and ready for directions to be given. Nine times out of ten he was finished with his
work before everyone else. However, Jacobs folder was never signed, his folder was always messy and he seldom completed
homework. Socially, Jacob was very quiet and kept to himself. He seldom liked to help others. Even when he was put into groups he
still tended to work by his self. He did however act like he was a people pleaser and wanted to make others happy. Emotionally his
feelings were kept hidden. At times when other students would touch Jacobs belongings he would obviously be annoyed but refused
to stand up for himself. He always remained calm in tight situations too. If some peers were arguing over a lesson during guided
reading time he would either walk away or try to make each party happy. Cognitively Jacobs work was very thorough and complete.
Many times he would go ahead of the lesson and finish his work before all instructions were given. I feel like Jacob improved little
because he is already so far advanced above other students. He would be a student I would expect to see in Gifted and Talented
because his efforts are minimal yet he is succeeding high above others in his class.
Brianna was relatively a higher average student. Most students were below average, but as a whole in the classroom they were
average performers. Brianna was always organized and kept her work area clean. She shows she is ready to learn by sitting in her seat
with all materials ready to go. During my social studies unit Brianna performed higher than most with her work complete and a perfect
score on her continents test. Brianna also liked to please others and never interrupted instruction time. She would only ask questions if
she was absolutely unsure of directions or rules. Socially Brianna was very quiet and liked to help others. She always made a good
leader when put in charge of her group. Cognitively her work was always complete and mostly accurate. Her homework was always
complete and accurate. During the semester I believe Brianna grew from an average student to a high performing student. At first her
work wasnt always complete with100% accuracy but as time went on her work improved. I believe Brianna did make some
improvements in her academia throughout the semester and gained some confidence in her abilities. Because of that reason she was
able to perform above other students. Also, I believe she improved because she had a strong will to learn and seek help from others
when needed.