My book, Successful Student Writing Through Formative Assessment, is available at
The book provides a systematic approach of observing students’ written work, diagnosing ( strengths and gaps and identify strategies to overcome the gaps), giving feedback, allowing time for growth and reporting the growth within your classroom. This formative assessment book breaks down the writing process into specific steps so that you can help the students be successful at each step. The students build on their successes, not their failures. This book contains numerous strategies to help the students overcome each learning gap in the steps of the writing process. Successful Student Writing Through Formative Assessment applies theory to the classroom in a practical easy-to-do approach. Formative assessment creates a truly student-centered class where the goal is for each student to be success in a very interactive manner of self, peer and teacher reviews.
I developed the book by using the techniques in my writing classes. My this year’s writing students are at the same level of writing after their first essay as past students were at the end of the course!
My new book, Successful Student Writing Through Formative Assessment, is available through Eye on Education.
My book, Formative Assessment: Responding to Your Students, is available through Eye on Education.