As part of the materials to support teachers, we have put together differentiated assessment criteria at novice, intermediate and advanced levels, relating to story making and to game making. The plan is that these will eventually be available as a statement bank via the Comment Cards, but I think they are useful to look at now as a simple Word document, and should help teachers get a feel for what to expect at each level as well as what to plan for. Children can use these statements for peer and self-assessment, too. Download differentiating_the_objectives_aug_081.doc
The levels relate broadly to levels 2, 3 and 4 of A Curriculum for Excellence, and quite uncannily I put the language elements together some months before the draft Experiences and Outcomes were published - I am quite pleased with the correspondence we achieved! I have also added here, and to the teaching area, the Curriculum for Excellence Language and Literacy Experiences and Outcomes, with pink highlighting showing where language opportunities could lie if you were to adopt an Adventure Author approach to teaching NWN2.
Eventually I will write some formal plans for aspects of the teaching, but in the meantime, between the teachers' manual, the draft LLEOs and our own differentiated objectives I would hope there is enough to reassure any teacher that a rich array of learning opportunities can be offered and effectively evaluated.
As ever, do please let us know what you think!
PS To find out more about A Curriculum for Excellence, visit the Learning and Teaching Scotland CfEx web site.