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Assessing Children's Writing
A best practice guide for primary teaching



February 2019 | 184 pages | Learning Matters
This book supports teachers and trainee teachers with the assessment of writing, and particularly assessment as part of the cycle of planning and teaching – assessment used formatively.

- Explores the issues and challenges in the assessment of writing
- Highlights the importance of specific feedback
- Features examples of children's work and detailed guidance on how to assess each piece
- Includes a chapter on supporting children to write more outside of school
 
Becoming a writer
 
Early writing development
 
Fiction
 
Non-fiction writing
 
Poetry
 
Sentence level aspects of writing – sentence variation
 
Vocabulary choice
 
Punctuation
 
Spelling
 
Handwriting
 
Writing at home
 
The curriculum and statutory assessment
 
Conclusion: where next with the assessment of writing?

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Kate Allott

Kate Allott is Senior Lecturer in Education at York St John University. Kate worked as a literacy consultant in a local authority from the inception of the National Literacy Strategy. More recently she spent two years as a regional adviser with the Primary National Strategy, working on the Communication, Language and Literacy Development initiative. More About Author

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