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Primary school teachers are increasingly faced with the task of assessing the literacy of pupils in a language other than a pupil’s mother tongue. The handbook presents practical issues and principles associated with this assessment. The section on writing also contains a step-by-step guide for training teachers in the use of the material.
Teachers will find tips on how to get pupils to write, how to assess their writing and how to give feedback. This is illustrated by pupils’ texts and teachers’ comments. In addition, the project website contains downloadable material for assessing writing. Samples of pupils’ writing across a range of levels are provided exemplifying how to use the proposed material, with comments demonstrating how the assessment can be used as a basis for feedback to the pupils.
WHAT IS ITS ADDED VALUE?
The handbook and website offer teachers material and guidelines for the assessment of their pupils’ writing and storybook reading.
In the case of writing, the assessment is linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, adapted for this age group.
Target group(s): teachersteacher educators
Publication year: 2011
Angela Hasselgreen, Violeta Kaledaité, Natàlia Maldonado-Martin, Karmen Pizorn
Promotional documents:Flyer (EN) (FR)
Assessment of Young Learner Literacy linked to the CEFR (EN)
AYLLIT Website (EN) (FR)
Please use the following bibliographic reference if you choose to cite any part of this resource:
For the book:Hasselgreen Angela, Kaledaité Violeta, Maldonado-Martin Natàlia, Pizorn Karmen (2011),
Assessment of young learner literacy linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, Council of Europe Publishing, Strasbourg.
For the website:
Hasselgreen Angela, Kaledaité Violeta, Maldonado-Martin Natàlia, Pizorn Karmen
Assessment of young learner literacy linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, Council of Europe (European Centre for Modern Languages), Graz,
available at , accessed 28 Feb 2024.
Violeta KaledaitéNatàlia Maldonado-MartinPizorn Karmen
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