Each pupil will have an individual profile of strengths and difficulties based on the three areas identified in the not-so-simple view of writing:
- Text generation
- Executive functions
This unit examines the principles of assessing text generation and transcription, and includes:
- The basic principles of assessing writing (using the not-so-simple view of writing).
- The difficulties of analysing spelling errors and how your analysis should be utilised in planning and developing interventions.
The three types of spelling errors:
- Strategies for assessing handwriting.
- The importance of assessing writing composition and vocabulary.
Spelling errors for analysis should be collected from a number of different sources, as pupils tend to spell differently depending on the demands of a task. In a spelling test, a pupil may record fewer errors than when writing a report or story and using more skills simultaneously.
Analysing spelling errors
Copying from whiteboard