Thursday, April 02, 2009
T.L.C.P. - Junior Division
We're here at V.P. Carswell P.S. today with a learning pathway team of Junior Division teachers.
Pathway - Non-Fiction Media Integrated Writing
Questions to consider:
What assessment and instructional practices will we continue to use?
What assessment and instructional practices will we change?
How will you know that what you are doing is working for our students?
1. Moderated marking of baseline samples brought along by teachers.
2. Use of 6 + 1 Traits Writing Rubric for Grades 3 to 6.
3. Using Moderated Marking Notes framework.
The sample diagnostic writing task is as follows: "Write a story about how your group created and presented a television commercial". This writing task is from the grade 6, Spring 2007 E.Q.A.O. test samples. The teachers are discussing the fact that this is a difficult task. The task asks to write a story, not write a script for the commercial.
As this is a very difficult writing task for most, [we've only had 1 or 2 level 3s so far out of 7 samaples] a suggestion was made to have a look at the ministry sample anchor texts, or exemplars for this writing task. We decided to look at these samples after our moderated marking session.
Data Wall Recording
Each school is now recording on a large data wall chart which is hanging on the front board. There is a method for recording:
X = actual score
P = predicted score
A = actual 2nd sample score
Class Data Wall/Performance Technique - Fluidity
Class data wall. Class performance wall. Number your students, go through the same process for your class. Student self assessment. Performance wall. Students self assess own work. Arrows are next steps for students to move from level to level. Students are motivated by the data wall [Photos to follow]