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Using data to achieve continual growth in writing

A hands-on and practical workshop for leaders, with a focus on how the traits of writing can be incorporated into a scope and sequence, to assess student writing and inform teaching.

The traits of writing are a powerful tool for developing a shared language and understanding of the skills and qualities of good writing.

We will share how this framework can be used as a clear developmental sequence that can:

Scriibi helps schools:

Workshop Outline

PART 1 – How the Traits of Writing fit within a continuum of learning.

We will show you how the traits of writing can be underpinned by writing skills that form a developmental scope and sequence.  We will look at how this also supports teachers to develop instructional plans that meet curriculum requirements and the writing instructional model that your school uses.

PART 2 – Using a skills based assessment continuum to guide teaching and learning at students’ point of need (Hands on practical exercise).

We will give participants access to the Scriibi assessment tool to assess a piece of writing, identify growth opportunities from the data and generate learning goals at students’ point of need. Don’t worry, we will guide and support you through each step. 

PART 3 – How a common language and a skills-based continuum provides whole-school writing assessment data that is quantitative, reliable and reportable.

This will be demonstrated through a practical example of how a trait-skill framework can increase reliability and accuracy, which greatly reduces the need for moderation.

Part 4 – Teaching skills based mini-lessons, based on data, for better learning outcomes.

It’s what teachers do with data that has an impact on student learning. We will demonstrate how teachers can maximise learning growth through explicit teaching that targets students’ point of need and ensures they are working within their zone of proximal development.

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