How to use this resource
This resource is designed so teachers can select the writing criteria they want to use for the focus of the assessment.
After selecting the criteria, and whether to have a teacher's or a student's guide, single click the button to construct an assessment guide appropriate to the needs of the individual students, the groups, or the class.
Information for teachers
- This assessment guide could be used with teacher-developed assessment resources
- This assessment guide could be used for either self- or peer-assessment purposes, or a combination of both.
- The guide from which the teacher selects the writing criteria to be assessed, has more examples than the student's one. The fuller one is for teachers to use as a model to scaffold students' learning. The whole guide could be enlarged as a chart for sharing, and/or for working up other examples in other contexts.
- The student's guide only has examples for each language feature.
- Students should be familiar with how to self- and/or peer-assess before using this guide, and with the features of a recount.
- Ideally, the assessment would be followed-up with a teacher conference.
- The 'next time' section of the assessment guide is for students to set their next goals. This section could be glued into the student's work book as a record.
- When explaining to students how to complete the assessment task, teachers could include the following points:
- Use the assessment guide to help you plan and write your recount.
- Write your recount.
- When you have finished use the guide to assess and reflect on your writing.