This Literacy Challenge can help Modern History teachers assess their students’ literacy abilities!
This resource was created to assist teachers to have a better understanding of the literacy capabilities of their students. This activity is designed to be displayed on the board to the class or printed individually and handed to students.
The students are then asked to choose an image from the options and write as much information as they can about the image. Students may recall their prior knowledge and experiences with this image or they can choose to write from a narrative perspective. The images are to be used as a writing prompt. All student responses will differ significantly.
The teacher may choose to collect the student responses as evidence of how each student’s literacy capabilities have improved over the year. This can be a fun and creative end of year activity for students and can be used as an informal assessment of student literacy.
- 1-page Modern History Literacy Challenge prompt sheet.
- Lesson plan with teacher instructions.
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