English Language Arts/Literacy

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Analyzing Student Work

This template for analyzing student work supports teachers in implementing the cycle of formative assessment—serving as a place where they can keep track of patterns they notice in student work regarding common errors and/or misconceptions, successful approaches, and examples of good explanations.

SOURCE: Building Educator Assessment Literacy

Elements of Effective Feedback

This slide summarizes five characteristics of effective student feedback, as explained by Grant Wiggins in Educative Assessment: Designing Assessments to Inform and Improve Student Performance.

SOURCE: Building Educator Assessment Literacy

Selecting and Analyzing Evidence - Lesson Plan for Grade 7 English Language Arts

Using a Teen Health article on fears and phobias, this lesson is designed to teach students the process of analyzing evidence from an informational text, then support that evidence with elaboration. The lesson plan includes guidance on how teachers can introduce and model the process before giving students the opportunity for independent practice.

SOURCE: Building Educator Assessment Literacy

Universal Design for Learning

This short video provides an overview of UDL and its prominent role in ensuring that all students have access to content instruction.

FEATURING: Kevin Schaefer, WestEd

SOURCE: Building Educator Assessment Literacy

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Fears and Phobias Unit Plan

In this unit plan, educators can see where the Selecting and Analyzing Evidence mini-task fits into a broader unit of study about fear. In this unit, students have guided opportunities to read multiple informational and fictional texts and practice selecting and elaborating on evidence to support a claim. The unit plan includes the standards addressed, instructional foci, and various forms of assessment.

SOURCE: Building Educator Assessment Literacy