This week I spent 3 days previewing and then reviewing several documents (by the DBQ Project) related to the question "Would you quit Washington's army?" That's all we did from Monday to Wednesday; today was for planning/prewriting their multi-paragraph responses. Some started their paragraphs today, others will do that tomorrow. I will assess the work they did by the end of tomorrow's class.
I think this is a great example of the flexibility that flipped instruction can provide. My students have absorbed essential material/content on their own time at their own pace and convenience. I devoted consecutive days of class time to skill-building and assessment -- which are both difficult to do fairly outside the classroom.
QUIZ RESULTS UPDATE:
- 82 students took this quiz on Friday December 12, which took about fifteen minutes of class time.
- 72 showed solid understanding the first time they took the quiz. That seems pretty darned good to me!
- 8 other students gave some accurate answers but had some omissions or mistakes or were too light on specific detail. Within a few days they re-attempted the necessary question(s), which led to a score of 85% (B) in my grading policy.
- 1 student needed two re-attempts at the quiz because she was really unprepared the first time.
- Another student never did try to retake this quiz, so his grade is still a failing score of 50%.