ERIC Number: ED364584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
"Writing What You Read": A Guidebook for the Assessment of Children's Narratives. Final Deliverable--September 1993. Project 3.1: Studies in Improving Classroom and Local Assessments. Portfolio Assessments for Narratives at the Elementary Level.
Wolf, Shelby; Gearhart, Maryl
This guidebook is designed to help teachers think about the important role of assessment in guiding students' narrative writing, with an emphasis on the close connections among curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The assessments that are given as examples stem from a long-term collaboration between the Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) and teachers in one elementary school. Learning about literature is a key feature of "writing what you read." Teachers are encouraged to assess children's narrative writing in the same way that they critically respond to literature. Two tools have been developed to support teachers in narrative assessment. One is a narrative feedback form, and the other is a narrative rubric to help teachers evaluate students' present understandings and future possibilities. Both tools are included, with explanations of their use. Explicit examples are given of the use of these forms and the assessment of actual pieces of student writing. Recommendations are also made for the future development of the project. (Contains 22 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, CA.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: Narrative Text; Writing What You Read
Note: Funding also received from the California Assessment Collaborative.