ERIC Number: ED464493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
The Traits of Effective Spanish Writing = Las caracteristicas de la buena escritura en espanol. Second Edition.
Flores, Will A.; Arrasmith, Dean G.
This English-Spanish language report includes the rationale for creating an assessment model for Spanish writing, offering an overview of the components of high quality assessment for any subject area, particularly Spanish writing. It presents the characteristics of effective Spanish writing, rubrics for scoring student performance based on the characteristics, and student writing samples (all from the work of bilingual and English as a Second Language teachers in the field). The 13 sections look at the following: "Introduction"; "Changing Demographics"; "The History of Bilingual Education"; "The Benefits of Spanish Language Instruction"; "Characteristics of High-Quality Assessment"; "Assessment Options for Spanish Speaking ELLs"; "A Better Option: Dual Assessment Development";"The Traits of Effective Spanish Writing: Las caracteristicas"; "How the Spanish Traits Relate to the English 6+1 Traits"; "Rubricas para la evaluacion"; "Student Writing Samples" (tema e ideas, organizacion, tono y estilo, uso del lenguaje, fluidez, and gramatica y ortografia); "Classroom Applications and Strategies for Teaching Spanish Writing"; and "Conclusion." The appendixes present scoring guides for sample papers and project methodology. (Contains 125 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Limited English Speaking, Scoring Rubrics, Spanish, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Assessment Program, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204. Tel: 503-275-9500; Web site: http://www.nwrel.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A