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April 2011 Response Strategies
Response Writing Conferences
• Keep it positive!
Let the student speak.
Give suggestions, not criticisms.
Use a guide of some sort
Be short and specific!
Make them personal!! Response Strategies
Notes within the paper
Personal editing system
Technologyenhanced responses Teacher-Centered Evaluation
Teacher-Centered Most common, most traditional style
Teacher designs rubric, evaluates work, assigns grades
Teacher has control over goals Self-Evaluation
Self-Evaluation Students set their own goals.
What are the pros/cons of this approach? Peer-Centered Evaluation
Peer-Centered Evaluations are class or groupdesigned.
Peers assign grades.
Pros and Cons? Student/Teacher Evaluation
Student/Teacher Students give input
Set personal goals in conferences
Contracts Management Systems
Management Grade Averaging – Maggie
Anec. Recs. and Cumulative Fldrs. – Kit
Contracts and Portfolios – Brittany
In what situations might each of these systems be useful? What are their drawbacks? Using State Standards in the
Classroom What do you think of this idea?
Pros and Cons? Using Virginia’s Guidelines
Using Let’s look through the NCS Mentor guidelines for the Grade 5 Writing Assessment.
Now, in your groups, use these VA guidelines to evaluate the samples on pp. 178, 179, 184, 185. Evaluation Options
Evaluation Context determines choice – there is no right or wrong!
Plan a grading system for Mr. Lincoln (p. 128)
• Grading approach?
Management system? How have your ideas changed? Where do you see yourself along Bratcher’s continuum (127)? Bratcher’s Rules
Bratcher’s Design your evaluation along with a writing assignment.
Base instruction and evaluation on context.
Keep your students informed – be proactive!
All assessments should be authentic and aligned. How can evaluation promote writing
instruction? Voluntary student revision postgrade
Add components over time – makes learning authentic.
Progressive grade weight Designing an Evaluation System
Designing Katelyn’s Group:144156 Kristen’s Group:169170
Erik’s Group:181183 Designing an Evaluation System
Designing Imagine that these are samples from past years. You are the new teacher. Design the evaluation to this writing assignment. Answer the following questions:
• Grade level?
• What will be emphasized: context, content, structure, mechanics, process?
• What approach will you take: analytic, blended, holistic?
• What will be your response strategy?
• What will be your evaluation style: teachercentered, self
centered, peercentered, partnerships? ...
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