Equity & Access Multilingual Learners Writing Assessment

Teaching Writing in an Assessment Era: Passion and Practice (NWP Radio)

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Brandy Jenson, English teacher at Crittenden Middle School in Mountain View, California and teacher-consultant for the San Jose Area Writing Project, on why the I-Search is so successful with her seventh graders:

“The research that we do, because it’s focused on the year that their parent was twelve or thirteen, really creates a meaningful connection between their lives and their parents’ lives. They have a reason to research. When you have a reason to research, you have writers who are really willing to go above and beyond what they thought they could do, because they’re just so darn interested in what they’re researching.”

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