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


At this point in the year, it is rewarding to see students catching most of their mistakes during the editing stage. At the beginning of the year, they considered their work finished after the first draft. It has taken a great deal of modeling and guiding students throughout the year. How fitting that the CCSS and research-based writing continuums concur that guidance and support are pivotal in the instruction of student writing.

  Guidance and Support
  Self-Graded Rubrics: Guidance and Support
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Biography: Editing an Informative Essay

Unit 1: Biography Tea
Lesson 11 of 17

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling, and language and its conventions by editing a writing piece using a checklist.

Big Idea: Students make corrections to their informational essay about a famous person they have been working on in preparation for the Biography Tea.

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