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 pack of 7 formative assessments to get a quick check on all your students’ writing progress throughout your persuasive essay writing unit. Includes assessment in each of the following areas: Lead, Transitions, Ending, Elaboration, Craft, Spelling, and Punctuation.
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 assessments to identify students needing additional instruction and form strategy groups for each learning target.
These assessments are aligned with and can be used in conjunction with CCSS, Lucy Calkins Units of Study Learning Progression in Opinion Writing and Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA) Writing Persuasive Essay: Grade 5.