The Write Stuff

In Jennifer Serravallo’s The Reading Strategies book, she says “You could ask a student to read a short text or whole book and jot responses as she reads, or you could read aloud to her and ask her to do the same thing. For younger students whose writing abilities may not give a full picture of how well they understand, it’s important to ask questions during conferences and to listen to their conversations about characters with their peers.” (p. 163)

The test pushers at mClass/Amplify should take note. Writing ability MAY NOT GIVE A FULL PICTURE of how well a student understands what s/he reads.