A fun writing activity that teachers can use to assess their student's writing abilities. Teachers can use the results of this activity to help set up a seating chart where the teacher can target students who need the most help.
This is a great tool to use at the beginning of the year or with every new student that is later added to your class.
Tip for introducing activity: I tell my students that this activity is for me to get to know them a little. I close by asking them to show me their best writing skills. I refrain from using the word "assessment" because I know it can be intimidating for students on day one.