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5/10/2011
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In our school we have chosen to administer the optional written response at the instructional level for all students. However, we are having a difficult time with scoring. Are there anchors available to assist us? We are struggling with the the idea of a student going beyond the text especially when a question asks a student to list three things about a topic. We seem to have many level 1 responses and are questioning our expectations. We would appreciate guidance.
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5/13/2011
We do not have scoring anchors, and that is purposeful. It's interesting that you mention the issue of expectations in your query. Expectations vary widely from one school system to another. It is more appropriate for you and colleagues to collaboratively determine "scoring anchors" for students' writing responses in your school system.

Substantive descriptors are included in The Continuum of Literacy Learning: Grades Pk-8 in the Guided Reading section for the instructional level at which the child has tested. Another section, Writing About Reading, also provides information to assist with developing scoring anchors. Examining students' writing responses, with descriptors from these two sections, should bolster your efforts at crafting anchors, and subsequently deciding which responses are exemplary, acceptable, or in need of improvement.

Once the assessment is completed, the Continuum along with two other texts will help you create a blueprint for instruction in comprehension: 1) Prompting Guide I and 2) Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency: Thinking, Talking and Writing About Reading, K-8.

We hope this helps.

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5/25/2011
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Hi there -- I'm going to move this thread from "Start Your Own Discussion Thread" to "Fountas and Pinnell" so that others interested in the subject will be more likely to see it. Thank you for posting it!
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