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Making Meaning in Literature Grades 6-8
Conversations in Literature — Workshop

About Making Meaning in Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 6-8

Individual Workshop Descriptions

1. Introducing our Literary Community
2. Encouraging Discussion
3. Going Further in Discussion
4. Diversity in Texts
5. Student Diversity
6. Literature, Art, and Other Disciplines
7. Assessment
8. Planning and Professional Development
9. Starting in September...

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Key Points

Learning Objectives

Background Reading

Homework Assignment

Classroom Connection
Ongoing Activity

Additional Reading

Learning Objectives

After viewing this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand the differences between assessment and evaluation and the uses of each.
  • Develop and use a number of different instruments such as observation, writing, reading, discussion, and projects for assessment and evaluation.
  • Develop ways to include students in their own assessment via self-reflection, self-assessment, and the development of rubrics.
  • Understand the importance of integrating assessment and evaluation with instruction.
  • Understand the importance of establishing clear and publicly explained criteria for evaluation.
  • Understand the value of standardized tests, their place in our educational systems, and ways to prepare students to succeed on them without making such preparation the centerpiece of instruction.

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