Last year I adopted (and adapted) an idea I got from Davis and Hill’s Book, The No-Nonsense Guide to Teaching Writing. For an entire year I gave my students weekend writing assessments. However, they were essentially checklists that didn’t inspire my students to really do much thinking about their writing. Hence, in conjunction with two former colleagues from P.S. 171, Christina L. Rodriguez and Artemis Kakorus, we developed an improved “Student Weekend Writer’s Notebook Assessment.” I’m going to be using this form each weekend for my students. I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes with this updated form, which I’m still asking my students’ parent/guardian to sign.
Published by Stacey Shubitz
I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island. I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010). I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels. View all posts by Stacey Shubitz