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2. How can you find out about your learner’s writing?


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Last updated 27 November 2012 10:19 by NZTecAdmin

There are a number of ways that you can find out about your learners’ writing. These include:

  • observing the way they undertake a writing task
  • informally discussing their writing with them, including their sense of their own strengths and areas to work on
  • looking at a text they have written and mapping it against the Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy: Write to Communicate
  • using a survey to probe their attitude to writing.

These suggestions are discussed on pages 14-17 in Teaching Adults to Write to Communicate or on the Knowing your learner section on the website.

We recommend that you read these pages and, if appropriate, try out these suggestions with your learners. The mapping templates and survey can be downloaded from this link.

You can also use the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool to give you a good estimate of your learners’ writing knowledge and skills in relation to the Learning Progressions.

Sections B and C of this module will show you how to do this.

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