Weaving Assessment-Based Decisions into Your Daily Writing Instruction
Facilitated by: Beth Moore, Literacy Consultant
Date: October 11, 2018
Hours: 8:30 registration 9:00-3:30 light breakfast and lunch included)(6 hours recertification hours)
Target Audience: Grades K-5 Classroom Teachers & Special Educators
In this day-long session we will investigate multiple ways to integrate writing assessment with instruction in a variety of ways. Instead of stopping instruction to do assessments (unit tests, SBAC, etc.), we will explore ways to embed assessment within instruction. The assessment information that we will collect will give immediate feedback on our instruction and give valuable information on “next steps”.
· Review the various types of assessments and their uses regarding writing instruction
· Explore this model of embedding assessment into instruction
· Consider this model within the current year-long assessment plan that each educator works with
· Make a plan for implementing some of these embedded assessment tasks
· Explore possibilities for capturing student learning
· Create instructional plans for groups of students.
Participants should bring samples of independent narrative (personal narrative or fiction) writing from three different students at varying levels of proficiency to use as part of the day’s work. It will be most helpful if the samples are 100% authentic student-work, with little or no adult scaffolding. “On-demand” assessments would be perfect for this, though any independent writing will do.
1 full recertification credit (15 hours) if this is combined with the June session
About our presenter: Beth Moore coauthored two of the books within the series Units of Study for Teaching Reading, and the Units of Study for Teaching Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing with Lucy Calkins and Colleagues. She worked for over a decade as a national literacy consultant for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) and works in many Vermont schools.