Thursday, February 23, 2012

Parts of Speech/Editing Quiz

Wacky Wednesday Feb 22

We do Writer's Workshop each day, but it's difficult to get grades unless you grade tons of writing. I read students writing and confer with them each week, but I only formally grade a few pieces each quarter.

Each week, I give an editing quiz similar to the one above for a grade. These are "cold" assessments - meaning students haven't seen or practiced the skills until the quiz. The skills were taught earlier in the year and now they're simply held accountable for learning.

11 students made A's on the quiz, and the lowest grade was a C-. Not only do students score well on the quizzes, they apply the strategies in their writing.

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