3 Strategies for Developing Performance Tasks in ELA


Performance tasks, which provide students opportunities to put their knowledge into practice, can be a double-edged sword. While they give students the chance to show what they know and engage in higher-order thinking skills, performance tasks are more difficult to develop, demand more intensive grading, and often require time or resources beyond the classroom. Fortunately, with sensible planning, ELA course writers can easily overcome these stumbling blocks.

Here are three strategies for developing effective ELA performance tasks:

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