Common Core standard(s) being assessed (if the task is intended to assess only one part of the standard, underline that part of the standard):
1.MD.3: Tell and write time in hours andhalf-hoursusing analog and digital clocks.
Directions (for teacher to administer assessment task):
Pass out the individual student clocks.
Introduce the book The Grouchy Ladybug. Using the first page as an example, show the students how each page has a clock at the top that shows the time and how it passes as the grouchy ladybug meets many new and different animals.
Read the story. As you read, have students anticipate where the hands of the clock will go to show the correct time using their individual clocks. At halfway through the story, cover the clock and have students use their individual clocks to show the time stated in the story. Consider using a student checklist to monitor student performance.
Pass out the worksheets to the students.
Ask students to recall some of the characters in the story. As they recall the characters, give students the time the grouchy ladybug met that character. Have students show the time on their worksheets and write the name of the character below the clock.
Let’s learn more about time through the story of “The Grouchy Ladybug”.
Correct or Model Answer:
This is the sequence of events and the characters the Grouchy Ladybug meets in the story:
Student is able to tell time accurately on an analog clock
This task may also support the following language arts standards:
1.RL.1: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
1.RL.7: Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
As an option, teacher may cut apart the worksheet sections and staple them together to create a book for each student. Students may then be provided the opportunity to read their books to each other. This provides additional formative assessment evidence that the student is able to tell time on the hour using both an analogy and digital clock.
Students struggling with motor skills may need to be assessed individually with the teacher being directed by the student as to how the hands should be placed on the clock.