Amy Cobb
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Katherine Bolman Oct 17, 2010. 32 Replies

 

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Shorecrest Preparatory School
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http://writeoutloud.edublogs.org and http://englishinthemiddle.edub...
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I teach seventh grade English!

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At 9:17am on December 28, 2009, Dr. Rita Oates said…
Florida technology-using educators!
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At 6:36pm on April 8, 2009, Stephanie Bullock said…
Oh funny! You know what? I've been emailing/tweeting with Dawn Weinman, and I think she works at Shorecrest too! This Web 2.0 stuff sure makes the world smaller! ;-)

Thank you for your quick feedback! It sounds like I'm doing OK. I shared the rubric with my kids, and we took a sample narrative piece and rated it ourselves. Then we made a list of what we thought the evaluators would be focusing in on the most: structure, strong/organized paragraphs, topic and concluding sentences, sticking to the prompt--everything you mentioned.

Right now I'm reading the practice pieces they've written and giving them "Glow" and "Grow" feedback on a post-it note. I hope they will transfer my "grow" suggestions into their writer's notebooks as a means to keep track of what their personal writing challenges are. I am mostly finding that the kids forget to tie their stories up by re-stating or at least revisiting the prompt. Hopefully that will be an easy fix with some discussion before next week. Anyway, thank you so much for your thoughts, and I really like the idea of giving the WrAP early and then using the results to drive instruction! I'm going to suggest that to our curricular leadership team.

Best!
Stephanie
At 5:05pm on April 8, 2009, Stephanie Bullock said…
Hi Amy! I noticed that you mentioned the ERB WrAP in one of your comments on another discussion thread. My 4th graders are about to take the WrAp next week, and we spent this week and last writing practice pieces around sample prompts. (Our writing curriculum isn't centered on prompt-writing so it's not the type of writing that I teach all year).

Anyway, now I have 20 practice WrAP pieces (narrative), and I'm wondering how to best give my feedback in the limited time that I have. I really don't have time to confer in depth with each one like I typically do within a study, but I do want to suggest maybe the top 5 things each student could focus on next week at test time. What tips do you give your students before the WrAP? How do you structure your prep. time? Thanks for any feedback!
At 2:12am on March 18, 2009, James Edward Charles Webber said…
Amy
http://www.wobook.com/

http://www.literacynet.org/cnnsf/archives.html

http://www.whatthebook.com/

http://shakespeareinslang.com/

Jim
At 12:30am on January 1, 2009, Jack said…
Hi Amy!

Happy New Year! I was wondering if you, your educator contacts or students would be interested in participating in a nationwide Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. We'd really like to get more students involved from Florida!

You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
 
 
 

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