During the last month I have been reading Damion Cooper’s book Talk About Assessment: Strategies and Tools to Improve Learning while following a series of face-to-face and online workshops. Thus far the book has been a wealth of information on a range of topics related to assessment.
I share with you an interesting thought on writing assessment which I plan to implement: “If the focus for a series of creative writing lessons is creating believable characters, then the focus for assessment should be character descriptions, not spelling and grammar, as well. If, on the other hand, students are creating publicity posters for an upcoming school event, then correct spelling and grammar are essential and should be a major focus for assessment.” (p153)
I have almost completed working through this book and look forward to our final workshop next week.
What are you reading this week? Feel free to share a few sentences from the book in the comments.
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016
(This post is linked to Miz B’s Teaser Tuesdays)