Lesson 3: ​Immigrant Experiences ​of Korean Americans: ​The Sammy Lee Story
Assessments

Formative Assessments

  • Activity 3.1

    • Quick Writes

    • Venn Diagram

  • Activity 3.2

    • Think-Pair-Share

    • Analyzing a Biographical Text 

    • Double-sided Timeline (may also be considered a summative assessment)

Summative Assessment 

  • Comparison/Contrast Essay Graphic Organizer

  • Comparison/Contrast Essay 


Literature and Writing Extension 

  • Children's/Young Adult Book Review

  • Children's/Young Adult Book Reading/Narration

Summative Assessment: Comparison/Contrast Essay

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​This Summative Assessment builds on what was learned in both Activities and involves students in the Writing Process.  Activity 3.1 Quick Write and Venn Diagram are treated as prewriting activities.

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Assessment Strategies

  • To support this assessment, use the Lesson 3 Teacher's Guide and  Lesson 3 Presentation found under Lesson 3.

  • Begin by reviewing the five steps to the writing process.

Students Prewrite

  • Have students locate and review their Quick Write responses and Venn Diagram from Activity 3.1. 

Students Plan & Outline

  • Distribute and review the "Comparison/Contrast Essay Directions and Scoring Rubric" (download below).

  • Post the writing prompt and ask students to complete the "Comparison/Contrast Comparison Graphic Organizer.)

  • Give students time to plan and outline their essay.

    • WRITING PROMPT: Using your Activity 3.1 Quick Write and Venn Diagram as prewriting activities, compose a 5-paragraph essay in which you compare and contrast the experiences of Sammy Lee and another immigrant of your choice as they relate to immigration laws and status. 

  • Approve outlines before students advance to writing their first draft.

Students Compose First Draft

  • Allocate sufficient time for students to compose their first draft.  

Students Review and Revise 

  • Provide students with feedback through the following strategies:

    • Writer Workshop - students sign up for 10-minute conferences with the teacher to get assistance. 

    • Peer Review - in pairs or small groups, students read each other's drafts and provide feedback using the Example Format and/or Scoring Rubric.

Students Edit and Publish

  • Allow students time to edit their essays and finalize for submission.

 

Resources

Comparison/Contrast Essay Graphic Organizer (PDF)

Comparison/Contrast Essay Directions and Scoring Rubric (PDF)