Writing Pathways

  • Title:Writing Pathways: Performance Assessments and Learning Progressions, Grades K-8
  • Author:Lucy Calkins
  • Publication Date:October 2014
  • Grade Level:K-8
  • ISBN:9780325057309
  • Publisher:Heinemann

Lucy Calkins' groundbreaking performance assessments offer instructional tools to support continuous assessment, timely feedback, and clear goals tied to learning progressions that have been aligned with world-class standards. Originally published as part of the bestselling Units of Study in Opinion/Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing, Grades K–8, Writing Pathways is ideal for writing workshop, but suitable for any writing instruction context or curriculum.

This practical guide includes:

  • Learning progressions for opinion/argument, information, and narrative writing, which map the specific benchmarks students will master as they move through each stage of development, PreK-8
  • On-demand writing prompts that support schoolwide performance assessment
  • Student checklists, based on a grade-specific portion of the learning progressions, to help students set goals and integrate crucial self-assessment into their work
  • Rubrics to support professional learning communities as they evaluate mastery and plan instruction within and across grade levels
  • Student writing samples that illustrate different ways students have exemplified standards and highlight essential features of each writing genre
  • Exemplar pieces of writing provided for every grade on the same topic and annotated to highlight the grade-specific traits you can expect to see at each level of the learning progressions.


Author Bio

Lucy Calkins is the Founding Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. Lucy is the author of the reading, writing, and phonics Units of Study series, which are integral to classroom life in tens of thousands of schools around the world.

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