I am really interested to find out different ideas for how people are assessing across the curriculum in Literacy. I am trialing a research model at the moment that incorporates reading for research and then writing using the information gained. It is going well however I am worried it is not rigourous enough. Ideas, comments, suggestion all appreciated
When you say that you don't think it is rigourous enough, what it is that you think could be tightened up? How are the students organising the information that they read during the research phase before writing? This snapshot written by a year 8 teacher showed how she used a mindmapping tool to help them record and then reorganise their ideas before writing and she found it really effective.
Thanks for the link Suzie. Hadn't found that one. Will come in handy with my Year 8s when we begin to research for Social Studies later in the Term before producing picture books about Early Wanganui. Am thinking we might create ebooks and use a QR Code on a picture of places around Wanganui to link to the students research. Whole process still forming in my head - may need a spidermap myself!
Not a problem. We use SpiderScribe quite heavily too in our online school at the moment and it is a great tool. There are a few more snapshots coming out soon that also talk about ways of using it for literacy so I will post the links as they come on stream.