Reflection: Routines and Procedures Examining Expository Writing Assessments: Looking at Sample Writing - Section 2: Main Activity


This is the second time in this unit that students are working in teams to analyze a piece of writing. However, they have had many opportunities to analyze published texts as well as writing that their peers have produced. They have also had many opportunities to discuss in groups. Whether or not your students have had many opportunities to do similar work, it is important to review the expectations of discussion. I didn't need to spend much time. Matter of fact, I reminded them of my expectations, reviewed a poster that we have previously used about good group conversation and then sent them on their way.

If you class needs a little more support, I would have students work in peers and trade with another group of two or try a lesson or longer part of this lesson to model how to take turns using the checklist and how to use details from the sample to support a claim.

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Examining Expository Writing Assessments: Looking at Sample Writing

Unit 8: Genre of Assessment
Lesson 8 of 10

Objective: SWBAT use a checklist to analyze student writing samples.

Big Idea: Students preview writing samples and the tools used in order to prepare for completing the assessment.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Comprehension (Reading), detail (Composition), 4th grade, rubric, previews, Fourth Grade, Writing Assessment, state, grading, Checklist, assessment, narrative structure, short answer
  35 minutes
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