I love using rubrics in my room! We use them in every subject area. Now my students are able to talk about their progress using the numbered system. Students in my room use the rubrics to explain where they are in progress towards overarching goals. They also use the rubrics to identify academic weaknesses and request specific support. One of the best uses of a rubric system in the classroom has been to see students reaching out to other students for academic support. These rubrics come in two different color combinations. There is also a black and white version that you can edit.
***THE WAY WE USE THESE.***
At the top of each lesson, when I am explaining to the children the goal of the lesson, I tap the number and I modify the language written on the card to reflect the lesson objective. I do this because in our district, rubrics need to be used for specificity. So, for example, if I am teaching adding to 10, I would tap the rubric card with the number four and say, if you deeply understand how to ‘add to 10’ and could explain ‘how to use strategies to count to 10’ clearly and with great detail you are a level four. I'd continue going down the line to the level zero card. Then I would deliver instruction. Once instruction is delivered, I ask the students to tell me where they feel that they fall with regard to the level. Then I give a four question mini-quiz. They can check their progress against their own prediction...then I can move into small group and help those who need it. Feel free to use these as they are, or edit them for language that you would use.