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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.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • 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 90-minute session will first cover pre-instruction ways to diagnostically assess student writing ability 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.

Please note: You cannot access this session from the SABES website. You will receive an email 1-2 days before the session with instructions on how to access it.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • 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
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
03/09/2022 - 1:00 pm to 03/09/2022 - 2:30 pm

United States

PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
Learning Disabilities / Differences