The traits of writing are a powerful model for assessing writing and developing a shared language and understanding of the skills and qualities of good writing. By incorporating the traits into writing assessment, teachers gain clarity on what students need next in their learning.
We will show you how writing skills, that encompass all of the traits of writing, 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.
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. We will guide and support you through each step and you will see how this approach builds teacher capacity, while moving student learning forward.
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.