Dorothy Latham includes ideas for sound and easy ongoing assessment of writing and shows how certain strategies can improve children's progress in writing.
Chapter 10: Using Speaking and Listening and Drama to Stimulate Writing
Using Speaking and Listening and Drama to Stimulate Writing
Oral Communication and Transitivity
Looking once again at speaking and listening we return to the concept of transitivity, the understanding of the recipients in the communication process, and how effectively this has been transmitted by the originator of the message. If failures in transitivity are only occasional occurrences of non-comprehension of a word, then this is easy to remedy with explanations, examples and repetitions, and even with verbal grafting, using the new ...