In September Sandra and Brenda hosted two writing institutes in Saskatchewan. One of the outcomes for the sessions was to make connections to Saskatchewan’s Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) in the area of writing. Saskatchewan, like a number of other provinces, has a provincial writing assessment that includes rubrics describing what quality writing looks like at the end of each grade. Even though the rubrics are intended for use at the end of the year, Sandra and Brenda encouraged teachers to adapt them for use with their students right now, as the instructional year begins.
To read more about how Brenda has extended this idea to provincial writing rubrics from Manitoba and Ontario, and by extending the example, any provincial or territorial rubric, follow this link to Brenda’s latest blog post.
To read more about creating meaningful learning destinations, you may want to investigate the following resources on our webstore:
- Making Classroom Assessment Work
- Grading, Reporting, and Professional Judgment in Elementary Classrooms
- A Fresh Look at Grading and Reporting in High Schools
- Topic 7 “Beginning with the End in Mind” from the Professional Learning Support Collection
All our best,
Anne, Sandra, Brenda, and the connect2learning team