Practical Guide to Assessing Writing at Key Stage 2: Volume 3 : Explanatory writing recount and journalistic writing for upper Key Stage 2

National Foundation for Educational Research

30 November 2013

One of a set of four practical guides to assessing writing at key stage 2.

This guide will help teachers to assess any task of an explanatory, recount or journalistic writing genre at upper key stage 2 against the new English curriculum, and the particular emphasis on grammar, whilst still using the resources already in use in schools.

The guide includes annotated examples of pupils' writing to assist teachers in making reliable and valid teacher assessments as well as examples of grammatical features and how these develop.

The guide uses colour coding to identify specific areas to look for in pupils' writing, particularly in relation to the new curriculum and the focus on grammar. It will help to assess a pupil's work for evidence to map progress and inform target-setting.

The guide also includes next steps on how to address identified issues, and improve pupils' writing.

Price: £22.00 plus postage and packing.