Third Grade Writing Assessment Test. Students must have a variety of work samples Students go through the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing) Test scores are based on Tech evaluation Content Surface features Personal expression.
Students must have a variety of work samples
Students go through the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing)
Test scores are based on
Response to Literature/Personal Story
Dunn, L. (2007) Rubric for Graphic Organizer. Unpublished manuscript. Valdosta State University. GA.
a. Reads a variety of texts for information and pleasure.
d. Recalls explicit fats and infers implicit facts.
e. Summarizes text content.
b. Uses traditional organizational patterns for conveying information (e.g., chronological order, similarity, and, answering questions.)
c. Begins to create graphic features (charts, tables, graphs).
h. Prewrites to generate ideas orally.
k. Creates documents with legible handwriting.
t. Uses a variety of resources (Encyclopedia, Internet, books) to research and share information on a topic.
b. In doing science, it is often helpful to work as a team. All team members should reach their own individual conclusions and share their understandings with other members of the team in order to develop a consensus.
a. Determines the sequence of the life cycle of common animals in your area: a mammal such as a cat or dog or classroom pet, a bird such as a chicken, an amphibian such as a frog, and an insect such as a butterfly
Your assignment will be to write an informational report on the life cycle of a snapping turtle. I have completed an organizer of my own as an example for you to look at. I am going to explain each part to you one by one. I want you to pay close attention because you will be expected to do one when I finish.
I want us to do a shared writing activity as a class before I let you get into groups. I am going to write an informational report myself to show you how it is done. I am doing mine on sea turtles. I have some of the Internet sites that I used to find my information on the topic that I wrote about pulled up. I want to briefly go through each one so that you will get an idea of how I got the information that I need for my prewriting. You will then have a better idea of how to retrieve your information. As we go through the sites, we will list one or two facts about my topic so that I can use it when I do my graphic organizer. If I call your name, I want you to come to the computer to find some information for me to write. You will tell me what it is and I will write it on the overhead.
Now that I have shown you my example of the graphic organizer on snapping turtles and that we have fond some general information together as a class, you will get into groups of four and look up the information on snapping turtles as a team. Each person will be responsible for one question. Once all of the questions are answered, each of you will share your information with your group members for them to write down.Prewriting