Reflection: Self-Graded Rubrics Biography: Revising an Informative Essay - Section 3: Assessment


Students were diligent about using the rubric to evaluate their writing. The growth was evident. Their writing at the beginning of the year consisted mainly of simple sentences. It reflected the way they spoke as second language learners. Novice speakers stick with simple sentences, mainly the noun + verb pattern. The lessons on subordinating and coordinating conjunctions has resulted in major improvement in my students’ writing. They have moved beyond the basic simple sentence to the longer and more complex. As a result, their writing is more interesting and varied.

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Biography: Revising an Informative Essay

Unit 1: Biography Tea
Lesson 10 of 17

Objective: SWBAT strengthen writing as needed by revising for sentence fluency using a rubric.

Big Idea: Students apply what they have learned in previous lessons about conjunctions to produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.

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