Transform classroom discussions using this conversation rubric to set high expectations for routine conversation activities. Rubric can be used in any grade level classroom for informal, student-led discussions. This rubric accompanies the objective of students using new vocabulary, but can be edited to fit any discussion objective and activity.
Instructions: Display and discuss this rubric with the class prior to launching the discussion activity so students will know what is expected of them. Following the discussion, students revisit the rubric to self-assess and/or to assess their partner or group mates. The teacher may also circulate during the discussion and provide feedback using the rubric.