Toni Fonseca, ELA Teacher at Central Academy in the West Ada School District, took on a project to create a student-facing version of the ELA competencies and continua for her students: “In an attempt to better understand the competencies myself, I undertook the endeavor of tearing them apart and then putting them back together. The student-friendly guides in this resource are the result of that work.”
Using color and design, Toni was able to create this new resource. These color-coded continua blocks are designed to promote student agency, self-reflection, and goal-setting. They can be used not only to assess work, but also to break down larger skills into smaller, more manageable pieces.