Reflection: Student Self-Assessment The Writer's Memo for the Summative Expository Essay - Section 2: Writer's Memo


In some ways, the writer's memo is also a self-assessment for students. Did they meet the standards? Not? They can, after all, express where they feel most confident and where they don't.

On one hand, this is powerful for future learning; if they realize that they didn't fully master a standard, they can refocus on it in the next unit.

On the other hand, this isn't the best formative assessment. It occurs the final day of the unit, when it's too late for students to make changes to their work or seek additional help for THIS essay.

Is it worthwhile, then? I still think so. No piece of writing is perfect, and by opening the door to lingering worries regarding standards, I'm conveying that to students. It's okay to continue to learn.

  Double Purpose
  Student Self-Assessment: Double Purpose
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The Writer's Memo for the Summative Expository Essay

Unit 9: Expository Writing
Lesson 21 of 21

Objective: SWBAT reflect on their writing process and improvement by completing a writer's memo.

Big Idea: How have you grown? Using a writer's memo to reflect on the essay journey.

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