Evaluating Objectives with Formative and Summative Assessments

Brittany Gonzales-Chang

M5U2A2 Cohort 4



The unit I am planning is for a kindergarten class. The lesson will address the California Common Core State Standards RF.K.1 which states that students will demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. I have developed 5 lesson objectives to help students develop mastery of this standard, a formative assessment of understanding of the standard, and how the assessment will be evaluated.


Objective: At the end of the lesson students will be able to identify the front and back cover of a book, the spine, page numbers, as well as the title page. Students should be able to identify 4 out of 5 basic print concepts.  

Formative Assessment: Before I begin reading the story I will ask the student(s) where the front cover is located and ask the same for the back cover. I will open the book and begin to ask where the title is and what the page initial page is called.

Summative Assessment: Students will be assessed using a print concepts evaluation sheet. I will track students responses on the evaluation sheet.


Objective: By the end of the lesson students should be able to demonstrate which direction to read. I expect 9 out of 10 students to be able to correctly show me how to properly hold a book as well as which direction to read.

Formative Assessment: When students grab a book to read or look at I will visually assess which direction they are tracking the words. 

Summative Assessment: Students will read a beginning reader book and will need to know where to start reading and that we read from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.

Objective: After the lesson students will know that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.

Formative Assessment: After the lesson, students will use mini whiteboards and dry erase markers to write words that I will provide for them. For example, I will say, ” I like the little dog”. I will then follow with, “please write the word dog”. SWBAT write the word with the letters in the appropriate order sequence.

Summative Assessment: Students will get a worksheet where they need identify words in a sentence. Students will need to read the sentence. For example, students will need to blend words in a sentence. If the student is able to correctly sound out the word and determine if what they read was a word or a make believe word. I would be looking for at least 80% reading accuracy from each student.

Objective: At the end of the lesson students will understand that words are separated by spaces in print.    

Formative Assessment: Students will be able to write a short sentence. Students should be able to write at least 2-3 letter words in their sentence and leave spaces between their words.    

Summative Assessment: Students will be given a worksheet with five sentences and will need to rewrite the sentences while leaving a finger space between words, a capital letter at the beginning of each sentence, and a punctuation at the ending.

Objective: Students will be able to identify the difference between words and letters and what a sentence looks like.

Formative Assessment: The entire class and I will work together on an anchor chart to separate into three different categories: words, letters, and sentences. I will ask students to write down letters on the anchor chart, the same goes with words and sentences. Students should be able to identify 2 out of the 3 different categories.

Summative Assessment: Students will be given an exit ticket where they will need to write down the beginning letter of the word bug, be able to spell the word bug then use the word bug in a simple sentence.





Kindergarten Chaos: Must Make Kindergarten Anchor Charts. (2016). Retrieved from: http://kindergartenchaos.com/must-make-kindergarten-anchor-charts/?utm_content=buffera2137&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer


The Measured Mom Tools for Teaching. (2016). Retrieved from: http://www.themeasuredmom.com/free-forest-animals-concepts-of-print-pack/







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