Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Here are some of my questions to get you thinking:
How often do you ask a student to write to a prompt?
Are prompts appropriate...do they have their place of importance in the early grades? What about later elementary grades?
What do you do with them--rubric? How much weight does the rubric grade have in your overall opinion of the student as a writer (report card or other reporting purposes)?
Do you use a rubric with other pieces of writing or a different way of measuring growth?
Any comments for any grade level prompt writing are welcome. I think it is important for me to keep future grades and requirements in mind, while not letting it be the only reason. I keep trying to figure out if a prompt piece is meeting the needs of my writers or a need for someone else. Thanks for your response. Happy Valentine's Day!