Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Post for the week of October 29, 2012

Post for the week of October 29, 2012

Hope everyone made it through Sandy safely!

Let me introduce you to the Writing Standards in Action project! 

http://www.doe.mass.edu/candi/wsa/

For this project, the DESE collected writing samples from around the Commonwealth and then compared them with the new writing standards to develop a way to show how student writing meets the standards.

As a teacher, I frequently wondered "what does good student writing look like at this grade?"  Now we know!

There are even unmarked samples, so you and your teams can look at the student writing together and draw your own conclusions.

Check it out!  Right now, only grade 5 is ready, but much more is to come. 

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