The purpose of this session is to help participants develop knowledge of the structure and content of the Writing Developmental Continuum and confidence in mapping. Participants will also have opportunities to reflect on their assessment practices.
Following are the materials that the facilitator and participants need for this session. The facilitator should:
7.1 (new window) 10k
(Handout 7.2 (new window) 36k consists of three pages which need to be copied and cut into pieces.)
|Pens/pencils and paper |
Student writing sample
English year-level overviews
English unit plans
A Guide to Teaching in English
Understanding the Key Indicators of
Reading and Writing
Writing Developmental Continuum
Bouffler, C. (ed.) 1992, Literacy Evaluation Issues and Practicalities, Primary English Teaching Association, Newtown, New South Wales.
Clay, M. 1993, An Observation Survey of Literacy Achievement, Heinemann, Auckland.
Derewianka, B. (ed.) 1992, Language Assessment in Primary Classrooms, Harcourt Brace, Sydney.
Early Years Literacy In-service Program (EYLIP) 1994, Department of Education, Queensland.
English Syllabus for Years 1 to 10 1994, English in Years 1 to 10: Queensland Syllabus Materials, Department of Education, Queensland.
A Guide to Teaching in English 1994, English in Years 1 to 10: Queensland Syllabus Materials, Department of Education, Queensland.
Hill, S. & Hill, T. 1990, The Collaborative Classroom, Eleanor Curtain Publishing, Armadale, Victoria.
Rhodes, L.K. (ed.) 1993, Literacy Assessment: A Handbook of Instruments, Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH.
Rhodes, L.K. & Shanklin, N.L. 1993, Windows into Literacy: Assessing Learners K-8, Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH.
Understanding the Key Indicators of Reading and Writing 1997, The Year 2 Diagnostic Net, Queensland School Curriculum Council, Brisbane.
Weeks, B. & Leaker, J. 1991, Managing Literacy Assessment with Young Learners, Era Publications, Flinders Park, South Australia.
Woodward, H. 1993, Negotiated Evaluation, Primary English Teaching Association, Newtown, New South Wales.
Writing Developmental Continuum 1995, The Year 2 Diagnostic Net, developed by the Education Department of Western Australia, published by Longman Australia (Melbourne) on behalf of the Queensland Government.