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I wrote the final draft in my best writing Yes Simple ways to assess the product An effective writing process should lead to a successful product. A writing product fulfills its communicative intent if it is of appropriate length, is logical and coherent, and has a readable format.
It is a pleasure to read if it is composed of well-constructed sentences and a rich variety of words that clearly convey the author's meaning. When various conceptual models of writing are compared side by side Isaacson, five product variables seem to emerge: Too often teachers focus their attention primarily on surface features of a student's composition related to the mechanical aspects of writing, or conventions.
A balanced assessment should look at all five aspects of a student's writing.
The following are simple methods for assessing each product variable. In some instances quantifiable measures are used; in others, qualitative assessments seem more appropriate.
Fluency The first writing skill a teacher might assess with a beginning writer is fluency: As concepts of print and fine motor skills develop, the student should become more proficient at writing down words and sentences into compositions of gradually increasing length.
The developmental route of very young writers involves trying to understand what written language is about as they look at books, become aware of environmental print, and put pencil to paper Clay, Then children try to relate their experiences in writing using invented spelling.
As they begin to construct little stories they explore spelling patterns and develop new language patterns. Clayrecommends a simple rating scale for emerging writing skills that focuses on language level from only letters to sentences and paragraphsmessage quality, and directional principles Figure 2.
Rating a child's early attempts at writing Clay, Language Level Record the highest level of linguistic organization used by the child: Word any recognizable word 3. Word group any two-word phrase 4.
Sentence any simple sentence 5. Punctuated story of two or more sentences 6. Paragraphed story two themes Message Quality Record the number for the best description on the child's sample: He has a concept of signs uses letters, invents letters, used punctuation 2.
He has a concept that a message is conveyed 3. A message is copied 4.
Repetitive use of sentence patterns such as "Here is a " 5. Attempts to record own ideas 6. Successful composition Directional Principles Record the number of the highest rating for which there is no error in the sample of the child's writing: No evidence of directional knowledge 2.Examples of Narrative Techniques in Style.
The style a writer uses is seen in the diction, or the language used. Figurative language is a common element in narrative writing. Metaphors and similes are expressions used to compare two things in an effort to help the reader have a better understanding of what the writer is attempting to convey.
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Student writing can be evaluated on five product factors: fluency, content, conventions, syntax, and vocabulary.
Writing samples also should be assessed across a variety of purposes for writing to give a complete picture of a student's writing performance across different text structures and genres. In Stephen King's The Wind Through the Keyhole, A text written in the style of a direct address, in the second-person.
Homestuck. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." (A Tale of Two Cities) Parody: Ridicule by overstated imitation, usually humorous. Movie Review: The Conjuring () In , the Perron family moved into a big old farm house on Rhode Island. What happened to them there was apparently so terrifying that the world’s most famous “demonologists”, Ed and Lorraine Warren, decided to keep silent about the haunting until now.
An Essential Post of Monstrous, Manifesto Proportions. I’m on fire about this topic. I’ve written various iterations of it, sometimes using the words “The Lie” within the title.I even have a little ebook by that title.