Use student work to improve teaching and learning

Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback - Chapter 4 of Leaders of Their Own Learning

Guidance for teachers for using exemplary student work and critique protocols to create a vision of excellence for students.

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Master Standards While Writing for an Authentic Audience

Authentic Products Aligned to Common Core Writing Standards

A list intended to inspire options for products that reach an audience beyond the classroom and teacher.

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Kindergartners as Experts

Kindergartners celebrate their learning from a year-long study of birds. 

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A Group Critique Lesson- Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback

Third graders use a piece of Student Writing as a model to identify criteria for a quality story.

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Strategy: Praise, Question, Suggestion

Eighth grade students offer feedback to their peers in preparation for revising their writing.

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From Advertisements to Websites - Format Ideas

Examples of Product Formats

An incomplete list of format ideas - let it spark your creativity!

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School as a Living Museum

High Tech High displays beautiful, high-quality student work throughout the school

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Analyze alignment of lessons and curriculum with Common Core

EQuiP Student Work Protocol

This protocol uses student work to check for alignment of lessons and curriculum with standards.

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Learning Targets
Getting Started with Learning Targets

Excerpt from Leaders of Their Own Learning focusing on using learning targets in daily lessons.

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