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Assessing Writers

Assessing Writers

  • Author: Carl Anderson
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 252
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When it comes to writing assessment, there's no better judge of what your students know and are able to do than you. And when it comes to advice on best practices for assessment, there's no better source than Carl Anderson's Assessing Writers. Like he did in the popular and highly acclaimed How's It Going?, Anderson offers smart, ready-to-use ideas for assessment. Assessing Writersoffers practical methods for gathering information about every writer in your classroom and shows you how to create writing lessons that address the needs of individual students as well as the whole class. Anderson's straightforward approach helps you imagine an ongoing assessment program that takes you from meeting new students to designing curriculum. In Assessing Writersyou'll find out: what you need to know about students to assess them as writers how to uncover and make sense of this information how to make an individualized plan for each student how to use these plans when you confer how to structure units of study to meet classroom-wide needs. Let Carl Anderson be your guide as you place assessment at the center of writing instruction. With a wealth of smart suggestions, useful charts, reproducible rubrics, and activities for professional reflection, Assessing Writers gives you powerful tools that make assessment simple and effective.

Contemporary Composition Studies

Contemporary Composition Studies

A Guide to Theorists and Terms

  • Author: Edith H. Babin,Kimberly Harrison
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313300875
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 330
  • View: 1911
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Composition studies is a rapidly growing and constantly changing field. At present, however, graduate students and writing teachers have little choice of current reference works that define key terms in the field and provide information about the scholars and researchers who have shaped and are shaping the discipline. This volume provides alphabetically arranged entries for 108 scholars and 128 terms and concepts central to composition studies. The entries for individuals chronicle the history of their contributions to the field, while the entries for terms record term development over time. The book includes generous bibliographical information and an appendix of scholars from other disciplines who have contributed to composition studies.

Assessing Writers' Knowledge and Processes of Composing

Assessing Writers' Knowledge and Processes of Composing

  • Author: Lester Faigley
  • Publisher: Greenwood
  • ISBN: 9780893912260
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 272
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This volume offers a new perspective on the evaluation of writing. The first half of the volume reviews research on composing and examines existing methods of evaluating writing. The second half sets some limitations in assessing changes in composing processes, describes some methods researchers in other areas have used to investigate cognitive processes, and outlines a model of writers' knowledge that can lead to comprehensive assessments of writing skills.

Assessing Media Education

Assessing Media Education

A Resource Handbook for Educators and Administrators

  • Author: William G. Christ
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135606366
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 600
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This component of Assessing Media Education is intended for those who would like to know how other schools have grappled with implementing assessment initiatives, and who have used assessment to improve their programs.

Day by Day

Day by Day

Refining Writing Workshop Through 180 Days of Reflective Practice

  • Author: Ruth Ayres,Stacey Shubitz
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781571108098
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 310
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This book is a collaborative, not isolated, approach to teaching writing. The book is organized around six fundamental components of writing workshop. Each component is broken down into ten-day sections so you can explore the topic in depth. The authors provide daily encouragement, support, practical strategies, tips, advice, and everything you need to run an effective writing workshop.--[book cover]

Writing in the Primary School Years

Writing in the Primary School Years

  • Author: Pauline Harris
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
  • ISBN: 9781876633707
  • Category: Composition (Language arts)
  • Page: 237
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Designing Writing Tasks for the Assessment of Writing

Designing Writing Tasks for the Assessment of Writing

  • Author: Leo Ruth,Sandra Murphy
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780893914301
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 317
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This volume reports the results of a series of investigations of the properties of writing tasks, their authors' intentions, and the responses that these tasks evoked in student-writers and teacher-raters. The volume explains how both student-writers and teacher-raters, in their reading of the same topic/text, can arrive at different meanings. The investigations undertaken led the authors to make a number of recommendations about selecting subjects, specifying audience and mode, formulating instructions, and wording the topic. These recommendations are presented in non-technical language in a comprehensive set of Guidelines for Designing Topics for Writing Assessments.

Assessing Writing, Teaching Writers

Assessing Writing, Teaching Writers

Putting the Analytic Writing Continuum to Work in Your Classroom

  • Author: Mary Ann Smith,Sherry Seale Swain
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807775541
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 114
  • View: 8996
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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

The Handbook of Creative Writing

The Handbook of Creative Writing

  • Author: Steven Earnshaw
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 074868977X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 496
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In this new edition 54 chapters cover the central pillars of writing creatively: the theories behind the creativity, the techniques and writing as a commercial enterprise. With contributions from over 50 poets, novelists, dramatists, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and scholars, this is the essential guide to writing and getting published. DT A 3-in-1 text with outstanding breadth of coverage on the theories, the craft & the business of creative writing DT Includes practical advice on getting published & making money from your writing New for this edition: DT Chapters on popular topics such as 'self-publishing and the rise of the indie author', 'social media', 'flash fiction', 'song lyrics', 'creative-critical hybrids' and 'collaboration in the theatre' DT New and updated exercises to help you practice your writing DT Up-to-date information on teaching, copyright, writing for the web & earning a living as a writer DT Updated Glossary of Terms

Teacher Action Research

Teacher Action Research

Building Knowledge Democracies

  • Author: Gerald J. Pine
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452278741
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 416
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"This is a wonderful book with deep insight into the relationship between teachers' action and result of student learning. It discusses from different angles impact of action research on student learning in the classroom. Writing samples provided at the back are wonderful examples." —Kejing Liu, Shawnee State University Teacher Action Research: Building Knowledge Democracies focuses on helping schools build knowledge democracies through a process of action research in which teachers, students, and parents collaborate in conducting participatory and caring inquiry in the classroom, school, and community. Author Gerald J. Pine examines historical origins, the rationale for practice-based research, related theoretical and philosophical perspectives, and action research as a paradigm rather than a method. Key Features Discusses how to build a school research culture through collaborative teacher research Delineates the role of the professional development school as a venue for constructing a knowledge democracy Focuses on how teacher action research can empower the active and ongoing inclusion of nontraditional voices (those of students and parents) in the research process Includes chapters addressing the concrete practices of observation, reflection, dialogue, writing, and the conduct of action research, as well as examples of teacher action research studies