What Student Writing Teaches Us

Formative Assessment in the Writing Workshop

"Assessment, when used correctly in a formative way, can empower students and teachers to not only improve, but better yet, to believe in themselves as writers and teachers of writing. And once you believe you are a writer, and a teacher of writing, any barrier, no matter how imposing, begins to crumble.
—Mark Overmeyer

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"Assessment, when used correctly in a formative way, can empower students and teachers to not only improve, but better yet, to believe in themselves as writers and teachers of writing. And once you believe you are a writer, and a teacher of writing, any barrier, no matter how imposing, begins to crumble.
—Mark Overmeyer

The earlier that teachers think about instruction, and the sooner that students self-assess their progress, the better the final writing product will be. What ...read more

About the Author(s)

Mark is a native of Colorado, and received his education at the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado College, and University of Colorado at Denver. He has over 30 years of teaching experience, most of it in Cherry Creek Schools in Denver, Colorado.

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Contents
Foreword by Jeff Anderson
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1: Defining Assessment in the Writing Workshop
Chapter 2: Formative Assessment in Action: Setting the Stage for Success
Chapter 3: Feedback as Formative Assessment
Chapter 4: Self-Assessment
Chapter 5: Grades
Chapter 6: Keeping Records, Keeping Track
Appendix
Bibliography

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Grade Range: 4-8
Media: 136 pp/paper
Year: 2008
Item No: WEB-0713
ISBN: 978-157110-713-8

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