The easiest way to access the webpage on the DWA is to go to The Literacy Hub's homepage. At the bottom, where there are links to a number of features on the website, you can click on a visual link to the DWA page. It looks like the image provided here.
The webpage itself is broken down into a number of different sections that and shares images and files of resources that could be used by teachers as they teach and work with students to learn how to write and improve their narrative writing techniques. The page is broken down into the following sections:
- General Information
- General Information Bulletin (GIB)
- Use of Images or Illustrations
- Planning - Using Graphic Organizers
- Use of Exemplars for Writing and Marking
- Assessment - Scoring Guides
The hope is that this page can be utilized by teacher to not only find information about the DWA, but also a place where they can access resources that will help in the teaching and learning of narrative writing. The ultimate hope is that we can help all our students writing at grade level (or the acceptable standard for the DWA) and that they can demonstrate that to their teachers and to the district through the DWA assessment tool.
If anyone has any questions or concerns about the webpage, the District Writing Assessment, or how to teach narrative writing using images or illustrations, please do not hesitate to contact me using the Contact tab on the menu bar or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.