Unpacking Standards – Measuring Length

I’ve been working with a few different ways to unpack standards so that they are easily accessbile to teachers.  This is a grade-four standard for measurement.  Actually, this is PART of the standard for measurement.  For this part of the “test”, I’ve focused on just the measurement of length in U.S. customary units.  (The part of the standard dealing with the measurement of length in the metric system will be a different post.)

Download a copy of the entire document, which includes links to other documents I’ve created or found for this part of the standard.

Here’s what you’ll find:  (1) The first “cut” of unpacking the measurement standard, (2) a link to the content card I designed for this part of the standard, (3) a link to analysis questions for the content card, (4) links to downloadable rulers, (5) links to sample released test items for parts of the standard where they exist, (6) a link to a foldable for that can be started with this part of the standard, and (7) a link to a record-keeping sheet entitled, Estimate Then Measure, that I created for one of the objectives in the unpacked standard.

You’ll find my unpacking results (which I’ll continue to tweak), a set of beginning ideas for instructional strategies and assessments, and a vocabulary list with definitions/descriptions.  When you look at the vocabulary list you’ll notice that I’ve included the core terms for the whole standard – and not just what is represented in this part of the unpacked standard.  So while this document deals with U.S. customary units, I’ve included vocabulary for the metric unit as well.  My reasoning for doing this is to provide the core vocabulary in one place.

So I’ve got the idea started.  What would you suggest to improve this?  Anything goes!

Content Cards curriculum curriculum alignment Curriculum Development Deb Wahlstrom Deborah Wahlstrom Superintendent Instructional Learning Cycle Instructional Strategies Mathematics Science Unpacking Standards Vocabulary

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