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About the Book"Lucy Calkins' groundbreaking performance assessments offer instructional tools to support continuous assessment, timely feedback, and clear goals tied to learning progressions that have been aligned with world-class standards ... [It] is ideal for writing workshop, but suitable for any writing instruction context or curriculum. This practical guide includes: Learning progressions for opinion/argument, information, and narrative writing, which map the specific benchmarks students will master as they move through each stage of development, PreK-9; On-demand writing prompts that support schoolwide performance assessment; Student checklists, based on a grade-specific portion of the learning progressions, to help students set goals and integrate crucial self-assessment into their work; Rubrics to support professional learning communities as they evaluate mastery and plan instruction within and across grade levels; Student writing samples that illustrate different ways students have exemplified standards and highlight essential features of each writing genre; Exemplar pieces of writing provided for every grade on the same topic and annotated to highlight the grade-specific traits you can expect to see at each level of the learning progressions."--Publisher.
Book SynopsisThese assessment tools make progress in writing as transparent, concrete, and obtainable as possible and put ownership for this progress into the hands of learners, allowing students and teachers to work toward a very clear image of what good writing entails. -Lucy Calkins, Writing Pathways
Lucy Calkins' groundbreaking performance assessments offer instructional tools to support continuous assessment, timely feedback, and clear goals tied to learning progressions that have been aligned with world-class standards. Originally published as part of the bestselling Units of Study in Opinion/Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing, grades K-8, Writing Pathways is ideal for writing workshop, but suitable for any writing instruction context or curriculum.
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About the Author
Lucy Calkins is the Founding Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. For more than thirty years, she has led the Project in its dual functions as a think tank, developing state-of-the-art teaching methods, and a provider of professional development, supporting hundreds of thousands of teachers, principals, superintendents, and policy-makers across the country and around the world. Lucy is the author or coauthor - and series editor - of the reading, writing, and phonics Units of Study series, which are integral to classroom life in tens of thousands of schools around the world. In addition, she has authored scores of professional books and articles. Lucy is also the Robinson Professor of Children's Literature at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she co-directs the Literacy Specialist Program. Visit UnitsofStudy.com Order Resources by Lucy Calkins