Daily journaling is a powerful activity that can ground your students by giving them a stable, reliable place to express themselves. Your students will become more confident in their own ideas when they see that their opinions matter with daily writing. In these new prompts, students will consider everything from the act of giving to differences between boys and girls to their favorite things to write about. Use these writing prompts for 4th-grade students to help your class explore their own thoughts and opinions in a constructive, private way.
Play a game of consequences to practise writing skills with your students. Consequences is one of my favourite classroom writing activities. Group writing, reason to read and usually hilarious. Hand out a sheet of paper to each student. They are to write one sentence after your cue.
Fold the paper forward so the sentence cannot be seen, pass the paper to their right, or so that all students receive a different piece of paper for each cue. A love story CUES: Write a sentence to describe a man. Give him a name.
What does he look like? What is his character like? Fold the paper, pass it to your right. Give her a name. What does she look like? Etc Fold the paper, pass it to your right. Now write where they met.
Remember to use good adjectives. What did the man say? What did the woman say? What happened in the end? Now open the paper and read the love story.
The students will be motivated to read what has been written and that can be the end of it. Students could also choose a story and work on it — improve the links, grammar, vocabulary etc.
All sorts of topics can be covered and teacher can decide on the prompts. This activity never fails to make my students adults and children enjoy the result of the writing process. Rate this resource 3.Assessing Writing Performance – Level B2 Writing assessment by examiners in the Cambridge English: First, First for Schools and Business Vantage exams Cambridge English writing scripts are marked by trained examiners in a secure online marking environment.
This is the third in a series of articles looking at evaluating speaking, focusing on the IELTS speaking test. What are the Different CEFR Levels? The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, often referred to as CEFR or CEFRL, is an international standard for working out your ability within a language.
It was established by the Council of Europe and aims to validate language ability. The six levels within the CEFR are A1, A2, B1, B2, . The CEFR Grids for Writing, developed by ALTE members Report on analysis of Key English Test (KET) 16 Type of prompt Textual 17 Topic Daily life 18 Integration of skills Reading (minimal, in rubric + prompt) 33 Assessment criteria Holistic- individual categories not considered.
Their writing is based on their understanding of the prompt topic as well as their own experiences. Non-stimulus prompts are available in both English and Spanish. The difficulty level of Spanish prompts is selected based on a student’s grade level or Spanish proficiency level.
This third edition marks the third edition of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines includes the first revisions of Listening and Reading since their original publication in , and a second revision of the ACTFL Speaking and Writing Guidelines, which were revised to reflect real-world assessment needs in and respectively.