How can I create diagnostic assessments for two different English classes with the same students in each? I'm a brand new English teacher (I was only hired last Thursday, school started this past Thursday, and I'm fresh out of grad school). I was assigned an 11th grade ELA regents class and two 11th grade American Lit in History classes (meant to prepare them for both the US and English regents). Basically, I'm trying to create diagnostic assessments for my classes, but I'm having a hard time because I can't do the same assessment in both classes. The reason being that I see many of my 11th grade ELA kids in my American Lit classes and I don't want to give them the same assignments twice. The first two days of school were mainly spent on ice breakers, but now I'm really stuck on diagnostic stuff. I don't want to go into US history stuff with my American Lit class, as I don't want to step on the toes of my US teacher. Does that make sense? I know that first year teachers are usually crazy and overwhlemed, but I feel especially crazed because of how little time I had to plan for these crucial first days of school. Help!
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Latest answer posted September 06, 2010 at 6:00:08 PM
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