Whenever I begin teaching a new strategy or skill during reader's workshop, I create rubrics with my students. Not only does this help them understand the rigor of what is expected of them at each level, but it also reinforces the student use of content language that state assessments often use.
This is a rubric that I created with my group this year to help them understand what is expected of them when drawing conclusions in class. Instead of making the 4 on level, I made it exceed the grade level expectation to enrich my above level students and early finishers.
I use this rubric as a poster to guide students throughout the unit, then shrink and copy the document two per page to assess their personal reader responses in middle and end of the unit. Depending on the focus, I may also pair it with our general response rubric if I am assessing the overall response versus the skill only.
Drawing Conclusions Rubric
by Courtesy of Kate
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