Students need to connect the conventions of writing with the purpose of writing: communication! This tool, developed by Dr. Kraizer, helps students to use conventions correctly and automatically, freeing them to write more creatively. It will also improve the ability of students to show what they know on assessments. Teachers can easily assess student use of conventions including: handwriting, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar and syntax. But the real magic is in using the Writing Conventions Assessment with students, giving them a stake in improving their own writing. Includes progress monitoring graphs and national norms for grades 3 - 8.