Learn formative assessment strategies that can be used during the tenets of balanced literacy (read-alouds, guided reading, centers and independent reading and writing). Examples of formative collection of data, formative feedback to students and assisting students in self-monitoring strategies will be covered.
Dr. Margaret Policastro, Dr. Becky McTague, and Diane Mazeski are authors of the new Capstone Professional book, Formative Assessment in the New Balanced Literacy Classroom.
Dr. Policastro is a professor of language and literacy at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois where she directs the language and literacy program and is the founding director of the Summer Reading Clinic for children. Margaret has over 30 years of teaching both undergraduate and graduate students in language and literacy at Roosevelt University.
Dr. McTague is an assistant professor of language and literacy at Roosevelt University. She has over 30 years of experience, ranging from elementary schools to the university level.
Diane Mazeski is a veteran teacher with fifty years of experience at the elementary to college levels. A Chicago native, she received her undergraduate degree in Classical Languages and English from Loyola University and her masters degree in Language and Literacy from Roosevelt University.