Category Archive: on-demand piece

Tips for Analyzing and Scoring a Ton of Writing

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Time is precious, and your mental energy even more so. Why waste either when others before you have learned through trial and error? Avoid common missteps by reading these simple tips.

The Joys, Wonders, and Challenges of On-Demand Writing: Assessment Strengthens Writers Blog Series

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I’ll be honest. I actually love on-demand writing assessments.

What’s An On-Demand?

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On-demand assessments allow us to check and see, rather than speculate, on what kids already know and can do. Then we can make well-informed choices about what to teach.

Scoring On-Demand Assessments

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Nothing truly teaches you like rolling up your sleeves and doing something. I came away with five realizations as a result from scoring K – 8 narrative on-demand assessments by myself.

Primary Teachers: I need your advice, please!

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How much time do you think K-2 students need to complete an on-demand narrative writing assessment?

On-Demand Performance Assessments & the Norming Meeting

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I’ve administered and reviewed many on-demand pieces of writing. However, I’ve never engaged in a norming meeting until two weeks ago. Learn more about the ways in which we can work with our colleagues to assess on-demand assessments so they can drive our instruction.

Kids As Mentors

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I’m getting ready for Family-Teacher Conferences tomorrow. As I do, I’m putting together folders for each family, which includes the following things: A reading & word work assessment profile with each student’s score… Continue reading

“Time Line” for On-Demand Assessments

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I mapped out the way my students could go through the Quick Publish Process today. (They have today and tomorrow to quickly publish a personal narrative before we begin our next unit of… Continue reading

Quick Publish Assessment for Literary Essay

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In case you’re wondering what the on-demand assessment (aka: Quick Publish Assessment) I was blogging about earlier looks like, here’s what it looks like: LITERARY ESSAY QUICK PUBLISH ASSESSMENT TASK: Write a four… Continue reading

Thinking about on-demand lit. essay writing

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When my students return from vacation they’re going to be spending a week in their notebooks before we start our memoir unit of study. (We’re saving poetry for last since I didn’t feel… Continue reading

On-Demand Writing

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I’m planning on having my students complete an “on-demand” personal essay for the next two days before we begin our unit of study on persuasive letter writing. These are the guidelines I put… Continue reading

Letter Writing: On-Demand

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I created an on-demand assessment sheet for the friendly letter writing unit of study I’m doing right now with my kids. They’re going to have 40 minutes to quickly publish a friendly letter… Continue reading

Twenty Published Pieces

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Twenty Published Pieces That Grew Out of Writer’s Notebook Entries Caption: My students spent two days working on on-demand writing pieces. Today eight of them shared their small moment stories in front of… Continue reading

On-Demand Writing Time

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They’ve collected and collected and collected some more in their writer’s notebooks. Now it’s time for my kids to publish something. I’m giving them two days to do an “on-demand” piece of writing… Continue reading

The first month of school

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I met with the other teacher on my grade level today to plan our Reading and Writing Workshops for the first month of school. Our writing teaching points were inspired by five professional… Continue reading