Self-assessing personal narratives in kindergarten! As I was sitting in a district meeting with all of my fellow kindergarten teachers, I liked the different ideas that schools had for students self-assessing their writing. While many teachers had different styles of paper they liked (triple lined, single lined, no lines), we were all able to agree upon what we wanted students to self-assess.
We decided that when students wrote a personal narrative, they needed to be sure to include a picture of themselves, at least five details in their setting, use at least five colors in their illustration, begin with a capital letter, use a punctuation mark and space between their words.
So... here we have it! There are 6 different vertical pages: three pages with no name and date at the top and three with a line for the student’s name and date. There are also 6 different horizontal pages that are identical. I will use this paper once a week for students to turn into me. I would love it for each day, but that would take me over my copy count just for writing paper.
I really like this idea of self-assessing and would LOVE to be able to do it every day! I think it makes students more aware of their writing. Therefore, I created the strips (8 to a page) that students could glue onto the back of their paper. Also, I included a “note” that could be laminated so students could use an Expo marker to check-off prior to coming and reading their writing to me!
If you have any fabulous ideas you’d like to see added to this packet, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.