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Anderson offers smart, ready-to-use ideas for assessment.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Carl Anderson
Publisher : Heinemann
Release Book : 2005
Download Book : 252 Pages
ISBN-10 : UVA:X004909072


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Many writing teachers are searching for a better way to turn student writing into teaching and learning opportunities without being crushed under the weight of student papers. This book introduces a rubric designed by the National Writing Project—the Analytic Writing Continuum (AWC)—that is making its way into classrooms across the country at all grade levels. The authors use sample student writing and multiple classroom scenarios to illustrate how teachers have adapted this flexible tool to meet the needs of their students, including using the AWC to teach revision, give feedback, direct peer-to-peer response groups, and serve as a formative assessment guide. This resource also discusses how to set up a local scoring session and how to use the AWC in professional development. Book Features: Introduces teachers to a powerful assessment system and teaching tool to support student writing achievement.Offers a diagnostic tool for guiding students toward a common understanding of the qualities of good writing.Provides ideas for helping students learn from models and give productive feedback to peers.Illustrates ways to adjust the AWC to various grade levels and different teaching goals. “Smith and Swain reveal how the Analytic Writing Continuum assessment tool can be used as a catalyst for a deeper understanding of writing and a source for a common language for teaching and learning writing. I would recommend this book to all involved in the process of English language arts curriculum and instruction.” —Jessica Early, Arizona State University “As a teacher of diverse students in myriad grades, I've found the Analytic Writing Continuum to be an invaluable tool. If you teach writing, you need this book!” —Bob Crongeyer, codirector, Area 3 Writing Project at UC Davis

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Mary Ann Smith
Publisher : Teachers College Press
Release Book : 2016
Download Book : 114 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780807775547


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Contains a collection of twenty-one essays that provide a guide for assessing and teaching writing in content areas, such as English, science, mathematics, and social studies, for the upper levels of high school, and describes different methods for teaching, assignments and how to grade them, and staff development.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Charles R. Duke
Publisher :
Release Book : 2001
Download Book : 273 Pages
ISBN-10 : UCSC:32106017184018


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A hands-on guide for anyone who teaches writing to students with learning disabilities This valuable resource helps teachers who want to sharpen their skills in analyzing and teaching writing to students with learning disabilities. The classroom-tested, research-proven strategies offered in this book work with all struggling students who have difficulties with writing-even those who have not been classified as learning disabled. The book offers a review of basic skills-spelling, punctuation, and capitalization-and includes instructional strategies to help children who struggle with these basics. The authors provide numerous approaches for enhancing student performance in written expression. They explore the most common reasons students are reluctant to write and offer helpful suggestions for motivating them. Includes a much-needed guide for teaching and assessing writing skills with children with learning disabilities Contains strategies for working with all students that struggle with writing Offers classroom-tested strategies, helpful information, 100+ writing samples with guidelines for analysis, and handy progress-monitoring charts Includes ideas for motivating reluctant writers Mather is an expert in the field of learning disabilities and is the best-selling author of Essentials of Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement Assessment

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Nancy Mather
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Book : 2009-10-12
Download Book : 368 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780470230794


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Intended to guide writing teachers through the complexities of evaluation, the essays in this collection represent a variety of approaches to evaluation. The essays display, however, some common beliefs about what is fundamentally important to writing teachers' work--specifically, the need: to distinguish between "grading" and "evaluation"; to develop the ability to describe students' writing; to connect teaching and evaluation; and to continually reexamine assumptions and practices that guide evaluation. Following an introduction by the editors, the 17 essays and their authors are, as follows: (1) "Assessing Thinking: Glimpsing a Mind at Work" (Lee Odell); (2) "What We Know about Genres, and How It Can Help Us Assign and Evaluate Writing" (Charles R. Cooper); (3) "Audience Considerations for Evaluating Writing" (Phyllis Mentzell Ryder, Elizabeth Vander Lei, and Duane H. Roen); (4) "Coaching Writing Development: Syntax Revisited, Options Explored" (William Strong); (5) "Cohesion and Coherence" (Martha Kolln); (6) "Assessing Portfolios" (Sandra Murphy); (7) "How to Read a Science Portfolio" (Denise Stavis Levine); (8) "Using Writing to Assess Mathematics Pedagogy and Students' Understanding" (Richard S. Millman); (9) "Evaluating Student Writing about History" (Kathleen Medina); (10) "Evaluating Students' Response Strategies in Writing about Literature" (Richard W. Beach); (11) "Evaluating the Writing of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: The Case of the African American Vernacular English Speaker" (Arnetha F. Ball); (12) "Latino ESL Students and the Development of Writing Abilities" (Guadalupe Valdes and Patricia Anloff Sanders); (13) "Texts in Contexts: Understanding Chinese Students' English Compositions" (Guanjun Cai); (14) "Reflective Reading: Developing Thoughtful Ways To Respond to Students' Writing" (Chris M. Anson); (15) "Creating a Climate for Portfolios" (Sandra Murphy and Mary Ann Smith); (16) "Integrating Reading and Writing in Large-Scale Assessment" (Fran Claggett); and (17) "Let Them Experiment: Accommodating Diverse Discourse Practices in Large-Scale Writing Assessment" (Roxanne Mountford). (NKA)

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Charles Raymond Cooper
Publisher : National Council of Teachers
Release Book : 1999
Download Book : 408 Pages
ISBN-10 : UCSC:32106011356000


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The think-aloud approach to classroom writing assessment is designed to expand teachers’ perspectives on adolescent students as writers and help them integrate instruction and assessment in a timely way. Emphasizing learning over evaluation, it is especially well-suited to revealing students’ strengths and helping them overcome common challenges to writing such as writer’s block or misunderstanding of the writing task. Through classroom examples, Sarah Beck describes how to implement the think-aloud method and shows how this method is flexible and adaptable to any writing assignment and classroom context. The book also discusses the significance of the method in relation to best practices in formative assessment, including how to plan think-aloud sessions with students to gain the most useful information. Teachers required to use rubrics or other standardized assessment tools can incorporate the more individualized think-aloud approach into their practice without sacrificing the rigor and consistency more regulated approaches require. “Details how both students and teachers can benefit from engaging in this practice, and does so in ways that allow readers to adapt it to their own situations.” —Peter Smagorinsky, University of Georgia “This is the first truly new way of thinking about assessing writing that I have encountered in a long time.” —Heidi L. Andrade, University at Albany–SUNY “An invaluable guide for using think-aloud formative assessments to gain insight into student writing development. Every high school and college writing instructor should read it!” —Amanda J. Godley, University of Pittsburgh

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Sarah Beck
Publisher : Teachers College Press
Release Book : 2018
Download Book : 155 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780807777329


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The assessment of language learners is having a growing impact in English language teaching and applied linguistics. A formal evaluation of students writing abilities is important for language teachers in order to assess the pedagogical needs of their students. While there has been a considerable body of work undertaken on assessing the writing abilities of native speakers, the issues surrounding the assessment of second language learners writing abilities are still emerging. At present, no one volume has explored these issues and their implications for language teaching practitioners wishing to evaluate their students writing. This book outlines in an accessible manner the major tenets of research in the field and provide language teachers with guidelines to design and develop suitable writing assessment tasks for their students.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Sara Cushing Weigle
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Book : 2002-05-27
Download Book : 268 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780521784467


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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Thomas G. Gunning
Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
Release Book : 2006
Download Book : 624 Pages
ISBN-10 : UVA:X004858432


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Reflecting the internationalization of the field of second language writing, this book focuses on political aspects and pedagogical issues of writing instruction and testing in a global context. High-stakes assessment impacts the lives of second language (L2) writers and their teachers around the world, be it the College English Test in China, Common Core-aligned assessments in the U.S., English proficiency tests in Poland, or the material conditions (such as access to technology, training, and other resources) affecting a classroom. With contributions from authors working in ten different countries in a variety of institutional contexts, the chapters examine the uses and abuses of various writing-related assessments, and the policies that determine their form and use. Representing a diverse range of contexts, methods, and disciplines, the authors jointly call for more equitable testing systems that consider the socioeconomic, psychometric, affective, institutional, and needs of all students who strive to gain access to education and employment opportunities related to English language proficiency.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Todd Ruecker
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2018-04-17
Download Book : 244 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781351603027


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The earlier that teachers think about instruction, and the sooner that students self-assess their progress, the better the final writing product will be. What Student Writing Teaches Us: Formative Assessment in the Writing Workshop provides practical suggestions for teachers of writing. This book offers no "easy" solutions, because assessing writing is not an easy endeavor. Framed within the context of writing workshop, the book examines the reasons for reading student work and provides various methods for helping students improve as writers. Formative assessment presents teachers with multiple opportunities to read student work, with a clear focus, thereby supporting students in all stages of the writing process. Chapter topics range from rubrics to grades, from self-assessment to paper load. Student work samples from all stages of the writing process emphasize the importance of considering each piece of writing a student creates, no matter how brief, as an opportunity to learn. Individual, small-group, and large-group discussions illuminate the need for feedback within writing workshop. Every suggestion in the book has been classroom tested with the help of "experts"--students ages five to fourteen--who are quoted throughout the book.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Mark Overmeyer
Publisher : Stenhouse Publishers
Release Book : 2009
Download Book : 120 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781571107138