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Do you have your 2nd/3rd graders self or peer assess their writing? What have you done to teach the process of self-assessing and peer assessing? What assessment tools do your students use (rubrics, checklists, etc)?

Nov 17, 2013 3:18pm

I have noticed that many of my 2nd and 3rd graders disregard content-specific feedback if they feel like they have put forth a lot of effort (or often even when they haven't!), specifically in writing. I am reconsidering the way in which I structure self/peer assessment: using more anchor examples, a more scaffolded procedure, and a better age-appropriate/student-friendly assessment tool.

  • English Language Arts
  • Pre K-5
  • Assessment


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    • Nov 25, 2013 3:24pm

      Thanks Katie, this is exactly what I'm currently doing for an action research project. I'd love to hear more about your revision protocols!!

      • Nov 30, 2013 1:42pm

        My 2nd graders self and peer assess each writing assignment. The traditional, comprehensive literacy program, aligned to Common Core, expects students to use their workbook checklists for self revision and peer editing after the first draft. The writing process steps are reviewed regularly and clearly posted in the classroom. Even with verbal reminders and modeling, some students skip steps or check lists by rote. I am wondering how to keep them motivated to follow through with each step noted on their checklists. Also, some students “overedit,” correcting things that don’t require correction and, conversely, some “underedit,” in spite of their checklists. How can a student correct spelling when s/he cannot find word in dictionary? There have been lessons and homework on how to use a dictionary and index words. Will patience and practice remedy their current practices?