One of the great parts of working with lots of smart, dedicated educators on a regular basis is the number of smart ideas and insights you share with us at trainings. Recently, a teacher asked whether we had any self-assessment tools for students, developed from our The Common Core, Clarifying Expectations for Teachers and Students books.
Although we haven't created an extensive resource with reproducibles, one of our primary literacy trainers recently developed a few examples self-checklists for a session in Tennessee that I thought you might find informative.
The training focuses on diving deeper into the primary writing process and highlighting how skills relate and build between years. As teachers work through the complex process of developing little writers who will eventually write to argue, to inform, and to tell a story, they must build those skills straight away in Kindergarten.
I would use these tools on a regular base as students are checking their work, conferring, and discussing progress. With my youngest of learners, we would work through them together to self-assess pieces of writing maybe during small group instruction or conferring time. As student progress and become comfortable with the tools, they can monitor their own progress. Please use and enjoy these with your students!
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