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Welcome to Unit 3: Learning From Students’ Work and Teachers’ Lessons

Learning Objectives for Unit 3

Throughout and upon completion of Unit 3, you will:

  • Explore approaches to learning from and assessing
    students’ work
  • Examine strategies for involving students in learning
    from their work
  • Examine lessons that teach and assess writing to inform,
    argue, and analyze


Units 1 and 2 examined key features of the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy Writing and offered many opportunities to review and observe teachers and students engaged in writing lessons. Unit 3 will focus on evaluating student writing to inform instruction to ensure that students are able to meet the performance expectations of the grade level standards.