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Curriculum, Assessment and the 6+1 Traits of Writing – How do they fit? Grades 4-6

Facilitator(s): Siobhan Murphy
Date:October 22, 2010
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Edmonton (Hilton Garden Inn)
17610 Stony Plain Road
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Course code: 11-LI-030

Target Audience

Grades 4-6 Teachers and Teacher Leaders

About this learning opportunity

What is the 6+1 Traits of Writing model? Where does this model fit into the grades 4-6 English Language Arts Program of Studies? How can I involve my students in the process of assessment in writing? If you are asking yourself these questions this session is for you. This workshop will focus on an introduction to the 6+1Traits of Writing. Each trait will be explored using learning activities that you can take back to your classroom. You will discover the link of the 6+1 model to the curriculum and learn how to carefully plan to make writing come alive in your classroom. Using student writing exemplars and assessment for and of learning strategies, the presenter will demonstrate how assessment improves student writing. You will come away with practical assessment tools and strategies you can easily implement into your classroom.

About the facilitator(s)

Siobhan Murphy is currently on maternity leave from Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division. Prior to her leave she was the Division AISI Lead Teacher. She has also taught at the elementary and junior high levels and has used the 6+1 Traits of Writing model in her classroom. Siobhan completed her Master's degree in education at the University of Alberta focusing her research project on how rubrics can improve student writing.