Learn how to assess a student's writing abilities to inform instruction and how to help students revise their writing in a productive, skills-based manner. This session will be led by the associate director of the Landmark School Outreach Program.
- Teachers and tutors of students who struggle with and/or require direct instruction in writing
- Teachers and tutors of students with a variety of learning challenges, including the challenge of learning English
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
This 90-minute session will first cover ways to assess student writing ability pre-instruction as a means of informing relevant instruction. We will include ideas for possible diagnostic assessments, as well as an objective manner to evaluate students' diagnostic writing. We will then shift to a discussion of meaningful revision tasks based in structured checklists that improve student writing while also practicing skill instruction. The creation of useful grading rubrics for writing will also be covered.
- Understand the purpose, implementation, and evaluation of diagnostic writing assessments
- Understand the benefits and creation of useful proofreading checklists
- Understand how to create a grading rubric that both guides student writing and promotes constructive feedback
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to: