“I Can” Student Checklists for 8th Grade U.S. History
These are student checklists that cover the Florida standards for social studies.
These files were created so that students could take ownership of their own learning and track their progress. These checklists summarize the new Florida social studies standards in kid-friendly “I can” statements.
In our school, we are using student data folders. If you have these folders, you could add these pages for each student. If you do not, you could either staple these pages together to make a booklet – a cover page is included – or place them inside a pronged folder.
I have four columns for each standard. In these columns students put the date and their assessment of where they are for each standard. (B for beginner, I for intermediate, and M for master.) You can have students revisit the standards so they can reassess themselves. I do goal setting at the beginning of every quarter, so I am going to have students look at these standards when we do that.
My teammate has students mark off each standard as it is taught, so that is another way to have students assess their progress.