Example of a Lesson Using a Digital Assessment Tool


Title: Reviewing Identifying Author’s Purpose

Objective: We will apply author’s purpose to text evidence using a level J book from Reading A-Z and a formative assessment via Quizizz.

State Standard: Chapter 110. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading/Subchapter A. Elementary
110.12. English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 1
b.1.13 Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Culture and History. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about the author’s purpose in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Students are expected to identify the topic and explain the author’s purpose in writing about the text.

Read the objective to the class. Discuss its importance to today’s lesson and apply it to the real world.
Review the definition of author’s purpose. Discuss its importance to reading comprehension.
Review the definitions of persuade, inform, and entertain.
Go to the PDF link version of the book http://docdro.id/SJIT092


Discuss the title, author, and illustrations.
Read “Bonk, the Healthy Monster” from Reading A-Z in small groups or whole group.
Pass out the digital devices to individual students or groups of students.
The teacher will go to http://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/571ae621164af09d2eaf554d and share the 6-digit game code.

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The students will go to http://join.quizizz.com/ and enter the 6-digit game code, their individual or group name, and wait for the teacher to start the game.

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Let the games begin!

Digital Assessment Tool

Type of Assessment: Formative

Digital Assessment Tool: Quizizz
Link: http://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/571ae621164af09d2eaf554d

Explanation: The digital assessment tool, Quizizz, was selected as a formative assessment instrument. It was selected to measure a student’s understanding and application of author’s purpose to text evidence from a book. It was selected because of its versatility for playing live or for an assignment such as homework. It is a digital assessment tool that is easily accessed. When creating the assessment within Quizizz, you are able to add and edit text, add images, type in the answer choices, select correct answer choices, duplicate and delete questions, and edit the assessment even after publication. As the teacher, you are able to jumble the questions, jumble the answers, show the answers, show a quiz review, show a leaderboard, show a question timer, show memes after each question, and play music before the game begins.


DocDroid. (n.d.). Retrieved April 23, 2016, from https://www.docdroid.net/

Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes. (n.d.). Retrieved April 23, 2016, from

Reading A-Z. (n.d.). Bonk, the Healthy Monster. Retrieved April 23, 2016, from https://www.readinga-z.com/


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