Category Archive: self-assessment

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.

Instant Minilesson Follow-Up

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A strong active engagement, and a routine for informally assessing student work during the minilesson can give you the tools you need to be sure that no student leaves the meeting area completely confused.

A Week of Oldies But Goodies: Throwback Week!

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This week on Two Writing Teachers, we each chose another co-author’s previously published post to feature as part of our very own Throwback Week.

Aim Higher: Know Students as Writers

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Four ways to help you discover what makes your students tick as writers.

Ending a Year of Teaching Writing with a Group Reflection

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One thing I love so much about being an educator is the cyclical nature of the school year. The beginning of the year brings promise, renewed energy, and a certain mania. The middle… Continue reading

Supporting Organization in Persuasive Writing

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Color-coding is a quick and simple way to support students with that all-important skill of organization. Persuasive writing is a case in point.

Throwback Thursday: Reflections & Self-Assessments

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Peruse our past posts about reflective practice and self-assessments students can use at the end of the school year.

Hitting the Reset Button

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You can change your attitude, your priorities, or your thinking on any day. You just have to commit yourself to a new mindset or way of life.

Mid-Year Self-Evaluation: Want a Copy?

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It’s that time again… This-coming week is Mid-Year Self-Evaluation Time in my class’s Writing Workshop. I’ve revamped the Mid-Year Self-Evaluation to reflect the questions from not only Buckner’s Book (as I have done… Continue reading

Short Fiction Rubric

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I finally sat down and created a short fiction rubric for the picture books my students are going to “publish” this-coming week. If you’re in the market for a rubric that provides space… Continue reading

Weekend Writing Assessments

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Davis and Hill gave me the idea to have students fill out a weekend writer’s notebook assessment. I gave it to my students for the first time today and walked them through a… Continue reading