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

First Edition


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?

Really useful for assessing different types of writing and also for suggestions for how to support children.

Kerenza Ghosh
School of Education, Roehampton University
February 26, 2019

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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