It can be challenging to assess student writing formatively. Teachers can only confer with so many students each day. Finding out on a summative assessment that your students struggled with a learning target is frustrating to say the least. Use this sample formative assessment to get a quick check on all your students’ writing progress.
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Use during the closure phase of each lesson to give all students timely feedback that they can use before the summative assessment. You can also use the assessment to identify students needing additional instruction and form strategy groups for the learning target.
This assessment is aligned with and can be used in conjunction with CCSS, Lucy Calkins Units of Study in Informational Writing and Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA) Literary Non-fiction: Extending Information Writing: Grade 5.