Have you come up with any scaffolds to help you with the process? Would you like to share any tips or tricks?
I have adapted the original EALD notes for assigning a level to help me gather information. Feel free to use and give feedback. I think this will be useful to set clearer goals for students.
Student 1 could improve by building more interesting noun groups, as only pointers, describers and classifiers have been used. (Challenge: Include a range of expanded noun groups in your writing to suit the audience and purpose.
|Which?||How many?||What like?||What type?||Who or what?||More information|
|I felt like throttling||those||two||scruffy||alley||cats||on the roof that were yowling all night.|
|FORM||Determiner||Numeral||Adjective||Noun||Noun||Prepositional phrase and/ or embedded clause|
Student 2 could work on using a range of complex sentence structures, including a wider range of (binding) conjunctions and including non-finite sentences. (Challenge: try to switch sentence around during editing process)
Student 3 could also work on developing sentence structures by perhaps focusing on expanding circumstances (Challenge: Add more detail? Where? When? How? Why?)
Student 4 could be working on the punctuating of sentences, especially using commas for effect between describers and after text connectives.