Reflection: Self-Graded Rubrics Making Writing Better: Using Rubrics - Section 3: Closing


By this lesson, students have seen and used the checklist that will help them the most on the actual assessment at least 3 times. The goal is to get them comfortable with the checklist so there is no resistance to use it during the actual assessment. But is has also been really helpful in making sure they are thoughtful in their decisions to revise and giving them a common ground to discuss and share with a partner. For some students it works as a reminder of the expectations of writing and skills they have already learned and practiced in the year. It also provides students with vocabulary to describe the type of work they are doing when they write. 

Self graded rubrics are really helpful in holding students accountable. It really comes in handy when students say, "I'm done, now what?" and "What do I do if I'm done". I can direct them to the checklist and ask them to identify, in their writing, and example of each of the elements. Again, this helps them really focus on the quality and expectations.

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Making Writing Better: Using Rubrics

Unit 8: Genre of Assessment
Lesson 10 of 10

Objective: SWBAT assess their writing using a rubric and revise where needed.

Big Idea: Genre specific rubrics support students in revising their drafts to show their best writing skills.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Comprehension (Reading), detail (Composition), 4th grade, revising, publishing, rubric, Fourth Grade, Writing Assessment, writing, assessment, narrative structure, short answer
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