Use this rubric when teaching students how to think and speak critically and at the highest levels of Bloom's...Analyze and Evaluate. This rubric is best taught through the practice of conversations. Students need to be taught "how to speak and listen" to one another, "how to listen for the pause" (not raising their hand) and "how to respectfully agree and disagree with one another's ideas". To formatively assess critical thinking, give each child a 1, 2, 3, or 4 (on a class list) at the end of the conversation or guided reading session based on the rubric. Provide feedback to students so they know what they need to do to improve. To adapt this to Kindergarten, I would make it a one word rubric..."because"...Kindergarten must use the word because in a complete sentence with a statement before because and a justification, reason or claim, after it.
Although this item can stand alone, it works best with my (free) Critical Thinking Sentence Frame Posters which you can grab here:
Thank you! This is just what I needed for my nonfiction unit!
February 28, 2013
Love this rubric to track our thinking quality! Thank you.
February 24, 2013
I was looking for guidance on expanding my students' "because" responses... as in that's all there was to the response.
January 22, 2013
I am so excited that I found your blog. Thank you for the excellent resources and ideas. I look forward to helping my students think deceleration and discuss topics more fully. This will help them understand the expectations.
January 20, 2013
This is very useful and student friendly! Thanks so much for sharing!
January 6, 2013
I am happy that I found this! I am a graduate student currently and I am having the hardest time getting my points across and defending my thoughts. My professor is really on my case and finally I think I understand what I have been missing all this time! I felt as if I did not know how to think, relate or respond, and I think this maybe a step in the right direction for me.Thanks again.
My husband is a university professor at NC State, he says the same thing...getting college kids to justify their answers is still like pulling teeth, which proves we need to keep at it with kids. Thank you for taking time to leave a comment. Adding the rubric to the binder is great. My 3rd graders have it taped into their Reading Response notebook and I have a large poster of it and my students remind each other to justify their answers. Love that. :-)
October 7, 2012
Wow! This is great! It is going to be very helpful. Thanks for sharing.
That's great. This is exactly what I'm blogging about today. Hold tight because my Revised Bloom's Posters will be up in an hour or so. Thanks for the feedback and check out my blogpost in about an hour too. www.helloliteracy.blogspot.com
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