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This writing rubric compliments ESL Newcomer Activities and ESL intermediated activities. It is a great resource to use for assessments.
This checklist was created to help students understand what is expected when they are speaking and/or writing with others. The checklists have three dimensions (parts) and three proficiency levels (Reaching, Bridging, and Expanding). There is now an editable version of this checklist included!
There is now an editable version of this checklist included!
How to Use
There are many ways that you can use this speaking checklist. Below are a few suggestions:
1.Student Self Assessments – After an assignment, students can use the checklist to evaluate themselves.
2.Peer Review – Students can review peers with the checklists during speaking assignments, presentations, readers theater, and any assignment that involves talking.
3.Informal Assessments – While students are doing group work and/or talk time, teachers can circulate and use the checklists to assess the students. 4.Formal Assessments – Using a recording tool students can respond orally to a prompt. Teachers can then use the checklist to assess the students skills. 5.Language Class - Use this checklist for any language class. It can be edited to adjust to your specific class.
1.Explicitly model with the students the expectations on the checklist. This will make using it more powerful in the classroom.
2.The use of the levels with the students should be constantly assessed. If you observe a student doing well with a level, bump up the rigor and have them use the next checklist.
3.Look for trends in students speaking and provide immediate feedback using the checklist.