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  1. 1. Sandra L Rodriguez Abel PeriñanMilton Ferney Morales
  2. 2. PURPOSE AND TYPES OF WRITING 1. Informative writingYou can tell when a text is informative as it:• has one subject. (for example: Cats)• uses a specific type of language. (Cats arepredators).• contains new information. (Cats are membersof the feline family.)• uses facts and data. (Cats were held in highregard in ancient Egypt.)• has taught you something by the end of it.(Cats have been domesticated for centuries.)
  3. 3. 2. Expresive /narrative writingis personal writing. It expresses and explores the personal feelings of the writer.
  4. 4. Persuasive writing Persuasive writing is a type of writing where your main goal is to persuade or convince someone to do something that you want them to do
  5. 5. Grade Five Writing AssessmentTypes of WritingNarrative1. Creating an imaginative story in a short story formInformational1. Writing related to any non-fiction writing in order to inform orexplain a topic to the readerPersuasive1. Students will take a position on a issue topic that they are familiarwith
  6. 6. WRITING INSTRUCTIONExist 3 stages of writing process• Prewriting, or motivation, discussion, and concept development.• Writing: which takes place in the clasroom or at home• Post writing: students share their writing with others .
  7. 7. Today’s assignment Today you will write about something that happened to you of something that interest you. You may choose your own topic. For example, you might want to write abouty something that hapened when you were a child, or about someone in your family, a trip you had, or a game you liked to play.
  8. 8. The criteria A standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based At the end of the module, the learner is expected to be able to - - demonstrate detailed understanding of the influences of thehistorical and social context within which the chosen text is set,both from the study of the text itself and from the study of othercontemporary literature.
  9. 9. Criteria for assessment should be specific to each task clear and sufficiently detailed so as to provide guidance to students undertaking assessment task transparent justifiable (i.e. linked to learning objectives) and achievable appropriate to weightings where appropriate, supported by a verbal or written statement about what constitutes the various levels of performance
  10. 10. Integrating language assessment
  11. 11. Types of scoring Holistic scoring Primary trait Analytic scoring
  12. 12. HOLISTIC SCORING  Variety of criteria to produce a single score.  Total quality is a sum of many components  Writing is viewed as a whole. Idea development and organization. Fluency/structure Word choice Mechanics
  13. 13. FEATURES The focus of a score reported using a holistic rubric is on the overall quality, proficiency, or understanding of the specific . Quick scoring process. This is basically due to the fact that the teacher is required to read through or otherwise examine the student product or performance only once, in order to get an "overall" sense of what the student was able to accomplish
  14. 14. Level 6  Conveys meaning clearly and effectively.  Multi-paragraph organisation, with clear introductions, development of ideas, and conclusion.  Shows evidence of smooth transitions.  Uses varied, vivid, precise vocabulary consistently.  Writes with few grammatical/mechanical errors.Level 5  Conveys meaning clearly.  Multi-paragraph organisation, though some parts may not be fully developed.  Shows some evidence of effective transitions.  Uses varied and vivid vocabulary appropriate for audience and purpose.  Writes with some grammatical/mechanical errors, without affecting meaning.Level 4  Expresses ideas coherently most of the time.  Develops a logical paragraph.  Writes with a variety of sentence structures with a limited use of transitions.  Chooses vocabulary that is (often) adequate to purpose.  Writes with grammatical/mechanical errors that seldom diminish communication.Level 3  Attempts to express ideas coherently.  Begins to write a paragraph by organising ideas.  Writes primarily simple sentences.  Uses high-frequency vocabulary.  Writes with grammatical/mechanical errors that sometimes diminish communication.Level 2  Begins to convey meaning.  Writes simple sentences/phrases.  Uses limited or repetitious vocabulary.  Spells inventively.  Uses little or no mechanics, which often diminishes meaning.Level 1  Draws pictures to convey meaning.  Uses single words, phrases.  Copies from a model.
  15. 15. PRIMARY TRAIT Could be a language-based feature emphasizing any one or more of the criteria for holistic scoring . If focuses in one specific aspect.
  16. 16. ANALYTIC SCORING Separates the features into components htat are each scored separately. results initially in several scores, followed by a summed total score-their use represents assessment on a multidimensional level The degree of feedback offered to students-and to teachers-is significant.
  17. 17. •Teacher collects information about student writingprocesses, progress, and response to instruction.•Direct observation of writing…•Conferencing with students…
  18. 18. STRATEGIES FOR PROCESS WRITING*Prewriting Strategies: Formulates topics before.*Writing Strategies: monitors writing, uses adaptive techniques.*Postwriting Strategies: edits, revises, rewrites, get feedback from others.*Applications of Interests: writes for pleasure, uses writing to communicate, write in others subjects areas, participate in discussions about writing, edits writing of others.
  19. 19. WRITING SUMMARIES Here students are able to: Identify the topic. Identify the main idea. Combine similar details. Paraphrase accurately. Delete minor detail and redundant informat… Recognize author’s purpose. Reflect author’s emphasis.
  20. 20. SELF-ASSESSMENT IN WRITTING Self-assessment encourages Students to think about the purpose in writing. *Dialogue journals. *Learning Logs. *Surveys of interest and awareness. *Writing checklist.
  21. 21. PEER ASSESSMENT IN WRITING It involves students in evaluation… Each St is encouraged to respond to the other Sts paper by answering three questions: … Look for this think to editing someone’s paper: Punctuation Sentences Spelling Overall paper (main idea, is logical, organization)
  22. 22. USING WRITING ASSESSMENT ININSTRUCTION Select prompts that are appropriate for Sts. Select rubrics Sts can use. Select the rubrics with Sts. Identify benchmark paper. Review how Sts write not just what they write. Provide time and instructional support for self- and peer assessment. Introduce self-assessment gradually. Use conferencing to discuss writing with Sts.
  23. 23. CONCLUSION Writing is a process that must be understood and applied rather than simply as a product to be evaluate.