Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Writing Rubrics

Slacking again...

Okay, slacking isn't exactly what I would call it.  I am almost to the 50% mark on my M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction-- and I just started 6 months ago.  I have been working like crazy-- and there are only so many hours in a day... Unfortunately that means my little blog has been left to fend for itself.


But I am here now! Taking a study break, I am ready to share about writing rubrics.  Believe it or not, I have three different drafts of this post.  I am not sure what the hold up is, but here we are.

We love writing at my school... especially in first grade.  We have worked very hard to make sure our students meet or exceed the expectations of the core standards in order to prepare them for their future writing needs.

A few things about writing--
If you can say it, you can write it!
Start by having your students TALK about what they are writing, before they are expected to WRITE it.

If students know the expectations, they will rise to them
We have our rubric posted on the wall, it is also printed on their writing paper.  The students have been introduced to it, we discuss it before we begin a writing project that will be assessed with it, and we use the same rubric for self-assessing as well as when the teacher is assessing.

We have a handwriting rubric and a general writing rubric.  We also have rubrics for specific writing projects, but sometimes default to the general rubric since it is the best way to track progress.

 
Want to print one?  Leave a comment below! Then click here.

Want to print one? Leave a comment below and click here.

 

Want to print one?  Leave a comment below and click here!
 
 

What rubrics do you use? How do you introduce them to your students?

Have a happy Thanksgiving-eve-eve!

Sarah

32 comments:

  1. I love these rubrics! One question, what are "popcorn" letters?

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    1. They are letters that are not on the line-- they "pop" off the lines :)

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  2. These writing rubrics are great. We are in the process of rewriting our report cards (again!) and I think these would be perfect for assessment purposes. Thank you! Deb

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  3. Thank you for sharing. I like these a lot!

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  4. I would love to see rubrics that go from K-6. But, thank you so much for sharing your ideas

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  5. I would love to see rubrics that go from K-6. But, thank you so much for sharing your ideas

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  6. These are great!!! Thank you!!!!

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  7. Great rubrics, especially the one printed right on the writing paper!

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  8. I would like to use your writing rubrics. Thanks

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  9. These are great! Thank you! Do you and your team develop these or do your students have a hand in it?

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  10. These are great!! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. These are great ... using as a home schooler!

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  12. Thank you very much for these helpful tools for 1st grade math. I LOVE your rubric.

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  13. Thanks - these are very helpful.

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  14. I love these rubrics. Can't wait to use.

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  15. These are exactly what I was looking for!

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  16. Super good ideas! I'm printing your rubric and pages!
    Thank you!

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  17. thanks! exactly what I was looking for!

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  18. These are perfect for 1st grade writing!

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    1. They are letters that are "popping" off the line-- rather than sitting nicely on the lines :)

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  20. I love the simplicity of the rubrics.

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  21. These are exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much! I love these rubrics.

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  22. Might be just what I am looking for!

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