Do your students crave writing feedback? All writers need feedback to let them know areas where they can improve. The “Next Steps” feedback form is a tool that has been very effective in my classroom. I use it to give students feedback after they write an essay response for a writing prompt. At a glance, they can see skills they've mastered vs. skills they have not mastered. During revising, they focus on improving areas they still need to master.
After you assess each student as individuals, simply complete the "Data Analysis" charts to have a better understanding of the class as a whole. This will make differentiation easy.
What is included in this packet:
-Next Steps... (student form; provides students feedback in the areas of "focus", "organization", "support", and "conventions")
-2 "Data Analysis" charts
I hope you enjoy these writing tools! I'd love to hear your feedback. Thanks in advance.