Providing a guide through the curriculum

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  1. a teacher

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    Does anyone have a good approach to having students check in to see where they are in the curriculum? What I mean is that I'd like students to see the structure of the Unit they are learning, rather than just see it as one task after another.
     
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    Could you create a handout, maybe like a unit tracker with check boxes for the different skills they'll be working on?
     
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    You probably have your unit planned ahead. Maybe you could make that into an outline for them?
     
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    Good ideas, but the problem is, will students look at it? I don't bother passing out a detailed curriculum at the beginning of the year because I know they'll just shove them into their backpacks and forget about them. Does that matter?
     
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    What would be the point of having it if they won't look at it?
     
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    This.
     
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    I used to provide students with a copy of the state standards. Then when we finished a unit the students would go through with a red, green or yellow colored pencil and highlight the standards according to their comfort level.

    This not only showed them that we had standards to follow but also gave them a sense of ownership and direction before studying for the final exam.

    I liked it okay - but I stopped doing it. Sometimes I'd forget to follow through and I wasn't sure it really made any difference with the students.
     
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    You could maintain a poster-sized schedule/list of all the unit activities to display at the front of the classroom, along with learning objectives or standards.
     
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    That's workable!
     
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    That's what I'm saying.
     
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    What???
     
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    I want something they can't ignore.
     
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    I was agreeing with the post that I had quoted.
     

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