Narrative Writing Assessment

Reflecting on our teaching and learning

Small moment stories...

"One way to lift the level of writing is to help children bring forth more significance to their writing. By creating stories out of the details of their own experiences, children are able to generate narrative entries that have emotional weight....they are able to develop powerful, shapely stories." ~Lucy Calkins

Scoring the writing assessment

  • Read through the entire piece. Consider how the writing feels as a whole.
  • Read through again, focusing on various traits such as ideas, organization, word choice, voice, and conventions.
  • Think about the big picture for each section of the rubric, using the bulleted items to guide your thinking.
  • Use the scoring guides of 0-not present, 1-emerging/developing, and 2-proficient to access level of performance.

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Consider teaching priorities

  • Think about....what did I teach? How were those skills applied?
  • Look across all writing samples for areas of strength, as well as areas that need additional instruction and support.
  • Consider small group teaching opportunities and topics for mini-lessons.
  • Use information from this assessment to develop individual student goals