The Microscope

Item description: 

The Microscope is a formative assessment that asks to students reflect upon a specific experience, article, task, etc and make generalized statements and connections to their personal, social, and academic lives.


  1. Tailor the attached Microscope template to fit your classroom needs.
  2. Distribute copies to your students.
  3. After completing a specific activity, lesson, field trip, task, article, etc.; ask students to write a reflection based on the prompt in the Microscope template.
  4. Collect and/or discuss responses. Use information found in student work to inform future instruction

Preparation time: 10 / Delivery time: 30

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