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Week 7: Examining Student Writing: Formative and Summative Assessment
As writers: how do we approach writing when we know it is being assessed? How does the type of assessment affect our writing performance?
As teachers of writing: in what ways do we assess our students writing process and performance? How do the types of assessments we choose inherently affect our instruction and expectations for students?
Mini-lesson on sentence variety:
This I Believe
5:45ish - peer response on TIB
Looking closely at each other's students' work
What do you notice in the work? (Say one thing positive)
What do you think the student was working on? (As a writer, how is this child growing)
What would you ask if you were conferring with this student? (What can he/she learn or try next)
Looking at student writing through the lens of assessment activity -
Google Doc Link
Calkins Chapter 19: "Assessment: A Minds-On Approach to Teaching"
Page 329 - Assessment measures
Assessment Guide from the Units of Study
Graves: "Experiment with Portfolios"
p. 181-3 "Help students become more acquainted with their range of values"
p. 185 "Questions about Teaching Practice"
Students should be invested in their portfolio and choose their own work
Connecting to my 4th grade experience, picking the pieces that I wanted for my portfolio
Having the students choose the piece that they think they did well on is different from you choosing it
Condensed 6 Traits Guide
SBAC Sample Assessments
Ariel's essay on advertisements
Homework and Announcements
No class - conferences with Troy (have
a good, solid draft of your TIB essay posted to the wiki). Please take a few minutes to fill our our
Also, please read over the
assignment sheet for the MGRP
and bring your questions and ideas to our conference
Go to midtier next week, but kindly remind your host teacher that you will be off for Spring Break
Week after break: Anstey and Bull (Bb) and Hodgson (Bb)
Reading Guide -- using Anstey and Bull's "Planning for Teaching Mulitliteracies Using the Four Resource Model" (Figure 4), analyze what Hodgson asked his students to do in creating their digital picture books.
assignment due after break -- posted to your wiki profile page before class on March 12
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"