What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Writing
Discover practical strategies for supporting and assessing writing instruction in all content areas while equipping teachers with instructional practices that emphasize this critical skill, which students need to adapt to the demands of the CCSS and thrive in the 21st century. This guide offers the pedagogical expertise every administrator needs to serve as an effective leader.
- Assess the teaching and learning of writing in your school or district.
- Acquire best practices for step-by-step assessment to evaluate students and staff.
- Align your current practices with the Common Core State Standards.
- Understand the importance of writing for students' academic and lifelong success.
- Explore the link between reading skills and students' writing skills.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Assessment and the Writing Classroom
Chapter 2: Writing in the Common Core Era
Chapter 3: Dynamic Writing Instruction
Chapter 4: Assessing Student Writing
Chapter 5: Assessing the Teaching of Writing
Chapter 6: Knowing the Writing Program Is Working
Chapter 4: Student Scoring Guides
- Student-Friendly Scoring Guide for Beginning Writers
- Student-Friendly Scoring Guide for Established Writers A
- Student-Friendly Scoring Guide for Established Writers B
Teacher Scoring Guides
- Teacher-Friendly Scoring Guide for Beginning Writers
- Teacher-Friendly Scoring Guide for Established Writers
- Teacher-Friendly Scoring Guide for Argument Writing
- Teacher-Friendly Scoring Guide for Narrative Writing
- Teacher-Friendly Scoring Guide for Informational/Explanatory Writing
- Grading Chart
- How Writers Get Energized Checklist
- How Writing Teachers Teach Checklist
- How Writers Learn From Others Checklist
- Progress and Grades Checklist
- Teaching Writing Agreement
- The Traits of Writing Checklist
- What Teachers and Students Need Checklist
- Where Writers Thrive Checklist
- Writing Modes and Purposes Checklist
- Writing Process Checklist
- Writing Teacher’s Self-Assessment