Friday was our usual assessment day with the students first having the opportunity to look over their notes on theme. They then took a quiz which included selections from songs as reading passages from which the students had to discern the theme. Then, the students viewed the music video “Burn it Down” by Linkin Park where they had to write a BCR (Brief Constructed Response) no more than 1/2 a page in length answering the prompt below:
What is the theme of the video shown? What images support this as the theme? Does the video show this theme effectively?
The students were graded based on clearly answering the questions within the prompt, providing detailed examples to support their position, and their ability to do so using grade-level appropriate writing.
HOMEWORK: Read for 30 minutes.