Great news! Kathy Rushton and Joanne Rossbridge will again be running a range of three day courses through the NSW Teachers Federation Centre for Professional Learning. The courses are:
Have you ever wondered how to assess understanding of text purpose when looking at texts your students compose? Unpack what we mean by text purpose in a given context and link assessment to teaching.
Assessment Resource No 2 builds upon Assessment Resource No 1 which looked at a focus on assessment for learning (formative), and a way of designing assessment tasks for composing.
Once we have implemented a task that shows what students are able to achieve, it is important that we view their texts through a range of lenses in order to design or adapt teaching and learning. In this resource, we focus on the purpose of composing texts and how analysis of an assessment task can give us insights into designing teaching and learning about text purpose beyond just discussing texts as imaginative, informative or persuasive.
Are you looking for a process for designing assessment to find out about your students' skills, knowledge and understanding when composing their own texts?
Given it's the beginning of the school year, you are probably thinking about how to find out what your students can already do when composing texts and then how to develop or adjust your teaching and learning programs to take them further (formative assessment). Consequently, you'll also be wanting to see their progress as a result of the teaching that occurs (summative assessment).
Be clear on the purpose, features and demands of your task as you plan. Consider how to support students to demonstrate their ability. Carefully...
Great news! The popular Grammar and Teaching course with Joanne Rossbridge and Kathy Rushton is running again in 2021. This year the course will be interactive through Zoom.
Grammar and Teaching has now been running for 20 years. Throughout this time many teachers have recognised the need to learn more about the grammatical features of texts. Familiarity with grammar is essential when using language for a range of purposes and supports students to develop reading and writing in all curriculum areas.
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