This set of resources is designed to guide educators as they provide effective writing instruction to ensure college and career readiness for all students through rigorous implementation of the Kentucky Core Academic Standards. The resources include a draft writing rubric aligned to the Kentucky Core Academic Standards, a powerpoint with facilitator notes, sample student writing and information about 21st century communications.
Archived WebEx Recording:
Writing and the Kentucky Core Academic Standards How to Set and Meet Our Goals-September 21, 2011
(Download the player to view)
Informing Writing - The Benefits of Formative Assessment
A Report from Carnegie Corporation of New York
September 15, 2011 - Although some progress has been made in improving the writing achievement of students in American schools, most students do not write well enough to meet grade-level demands. One tool with potential for improving students’ ability to effectively convey thoughts and ideas through text is classroom-based writing assessment. Such formative assessments allow teachers to gauge the effectiveness of their instructional practices, modify instruction as needed, and provide students with feedback on writing strengths and areas in need of further development. This report provides evidence that formative writing enhances students’ writing, as well as best practices for assessing writing in the classroom.
BRIEFING September 15: Informing Writing: The Benefits of Formative Assessment
September 15, 2011 - The Alliance for Excellent Education held a briefing on September 15, 2011 to release its most recent report from Carnegie Corporation of New York, Informing Writing: The Benefits of Formative Assessment, which identifies instructional practices shown to improve students’ writing abilities. Following a presentation of the report’s findings, experts explored the implications of the findings for instruction, assessment, and research.
Writing and the KY Core Academic Standards: How to Set and Meet our Goals powerpoint and facilitator notes
DRAFT Kentucky Writing Rubric
Sample Persuasive Writing 5th Grade
Sample Opinion Writing 5th Grade
Writing Progressions Standards 1-3
ELA Standards by grade 11 x 17 Placemats
Revised KWL Chart
Three Modes of Writing in KCAS