BookMarks attends the Letters About Literature awards at the National Book Festival.
All Blog Posts With Writing Tag or Category
September 05, 2014
September 04, 2014
The Concord Review, a journal of high school student history essays, makes a powerful argument for using student work in explaining academic standards.
August 25, 2014
Tennessee students in grades 2-4 will be expected to learn cursive writing starting next year.
August 21, 2014
Computerized essay-scoring may actually be more effective in changing student behavior than human scoring, Annie Murphy Paul wrote recently in the Hechinger Report.
August 19, 2014
Despite the many negative associations with automated essay-scoring, there's some evidence it may actually be more effective in changing student behavior than human scoring, Annie Murphy Paul wrote recently in the Hechinger Report.
August 04, 2014
Fourth graders struggled with some of the most basic functions on a computer-based writing assessment, according to a recent federal study.
July 30, 2014
A federal pilot study found that fourth graders are capable of using a computer to write well enough to be assessed, but did not determine if computer-based tests can effectively measure their abilities.
July 25, 2014
Fourth graders are capable of using a computer to type, organize, and write well enough to be assessed, a federal pilot study finds. But whether a computer-based test can effectively measure their abilities remains to be determined.
July 17, 2014
When students never learn to read cursive, they lose access to any historical documents that haven't been typed up, experts say.
April 04, 2014
Misty Adoniou, a senior lecturer in literacy and teaching English as a second language at the University of Canberra, makes a case for allowing, and encouraging, students to draw in classrooms.