Assessing can be both difficult and exhausting for students and teachers. Finding a way for purposeful assessments to be made fun and enjoyable for all is a win all around!
They LOVED it! I made it as stress-less as possible for them. We had fun! We celebrated EVERY LITTLE THING! We giggled together about a chick with no eyes looking silly, just like their writing had no title and looked silly. They also were great because I sat one-on-one with each student and conferenced with them about their writing. We decided together which parts their chick would have. This activity was so powerful! It truly gave the students ownership!