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Quick & Meaningful Writing Assessment

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Are you overwhelmed by grading student writing?

You've come to the right place! Trust me, there is no way you could be under a deeper pile of student writing than I was early in my career. I headed into winter holiday with 500+ student writing projects to grade. Gulp!

It was impossible to grade everything, so I started to figure out how to make writing assessment quick and meaningful. In this workshop I'll share some of the grading practices that transformed me. You'll love knowing that your assessment is meaningful, your feedback is focused, and your grading policies are aligned with your core beliefs. Your enjoyment for grading will increase, and you'll have more time to enjoy life outside of the pile of papers!


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Ruth gives practical tips I can immediately begin using in my own classroom.

--Suzanne Gibbs, elementary teacher


Learn some timeless tips that can transcend your grading practices and make future grading speedier.

From time to time we need a quick and meaningful way to assess (and grade) student writing. In this course you will learn to give quick and meaningful feedback using a general Quick Writing Assessment grade sheet.

What You'll Learn

  • How to use a Gut Check to make your grading faster and more accurate.
  • How to use different lenses to give a well-rounded assessment.
  • How to focus your feedback to make your comments efficient and effective.
  • How to set goals to complete your grading in a timely manner.
  • How to consider re-grading policies.

What You'll Get

  • 5 lessons with clear and easy to implement strategies
  • Feedback Starters PDF to springboard into focused feedback
  • Quick Writing Assessment PDF to make grading student writing more streamlined

The Quick Writing Assessment includes:

  • A rubric with three expectations and criteria for assessment.
  • A guided self-reflection for students.
  • Space for teacher feedback.

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Ruth Ayres' Quick & Meaningful Writing Assessment course was beautifully designed. The assessment process was broken down into just the sort of topics that I most struggle with; and the combination of Ruth's video lesson and smartly thought out rubrics and goal setting questions was highly effective. Keep 'em coming, Ruth!

--Tara Smith, secondary teacher

 

As a coach, I love the format of this online workshop. It allows me and the teachers in my building to digest the information in small pieces and really reflect on how it can change the teaching/feedback cycle in our classrooms.

--De Richardson, instructional coach

Ruth is down to earth, encouraging and knowledgeable about the realities and practicalities of grading students' written work.

-- Maggie Chase, university professor

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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to this course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I'm unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first week and I will give you a full refund.

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Your Instructor


Ruth Ayres
Ruth Ayres

Hi there! I'm Ruth Ayres. Teaching young writers can be manageable and enjoyable. I write a lot about teaching writers, but at my core I love teaching most. That's why I made this online classroom, so educators around the globe can come together to learn and share ideas about teaching young writers. Welcome, brave teacher!


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