My Current Writing Teaching Practice And With An Examination Of The Cct Performance Profile

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Reflection Paper

This module began with an analysis of my current writing teaching practice and with an examination of the CCT performance profile. I discussed with my mentor my current writing teaching practices and how I could improve them to give students more individualized feedback. I also wanted to give my students more opportunities to become responsible for their own learning. I would always make sure that the criteria was clearly communicated prior to an assignment. However I wanted to incorporate more strategies such as using visual anchor charts, showing examples of student work, and giving the students simple rubrics to evaluate themselves and giving them the opportunity to decide whether they reached their goal. Attending grade-level meetings also gave me an opportunity to discuss student progress, any concerns I currently had about their writing, and other strategies I could implement in my teaching. Through these strategies I knew that my students ' performance would improve because they would assume more responsibility for their learning and I would be able to give them more descriptive feedback based on the work they have done. Even as kindergartners who are new to writing, they are able to tell me if they have reached their goal based on their rubrics because I have given them clear criteria and expectations before they started.

Writing pathways by Lucy Calkins was an excellent resource for me to obtain rubrics, performance assessments, writing…

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