This series of diagnostic assignments assesses a HIGH SCHOOL student’s overall reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills at the beginning of the school in order to create a baseline for assessing student growth over the course of the year.
This bundle includes:
1. Diagnostic Reading Assignment: “The Tyger”
2. Diagnostic Writing Assignment: Persuasive Paragraph
3. Diagnostic Speaking Assignment: Introductory Speech
4. Diagnostic Grammar Assignment: Sentence Structure
5. Diagnostic Grammar Assignment: Multiple-Choice
6. Diagnostic Essay Assignment: Literary Analysis Essay
7. Diagnostic Essay Rubric
8. Diagnostic Listening Assignment: TED TALK
9. Common Core Checklist
10.Diagnostic Writing Checklist
This series of diagnostic assignments assesses a student’s overall reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. I like to use this series of diagnostic assignments during the first two weeks of school to give me a broad idea of each student’s skill levels at the beginning of the school year. I typically assess each diagnostic assignment with the Common Core checklist included here where I check off any skills that the student should focus on during the school year. I then have students keep their diagnostic assignments and checklists in their writing folders to revisit at the ends of the semester and school year. Students can use these diagnostic assignments to reflect upon their growth throughout the school year. They serve as benchmarks of student growth and help students track their own progress and take charge of their own learning.
I have also included a paragraph rubric and essay rubric if you would like to provide more specific diagnostic details at the beginning of the year. Consider having students use these rubrics to grade their own writing as an introduction to course writing expectations.
If you would like to quantify this diagnostic data, consider assigning grades or points to each portion of the diagnostic series and using this data to track student growth throughout the school year.
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