Are you looking for a way to help scholars respond to essential questions constructively and craft answers with support from the lesson or what they've read? This is the product for you!
This tool incorporates "I Can" statements, standards, and a written response rubric. I initially designed this sheet because I was frustrated with my scholars lack of thought and their struggle to support their answers to essential questions using what they'd learned. I decided the best route to take was to tell them exactly what I expected and to include a rubric so that they could assess the quality of their responses. IT WORKED!! Not only did my scholars answers become more focused but they were truly able to articulate what they'd learned. Their writing improved and so did their understanding of the standards!
This sheet can be used for multiple subject areas including science and social studies. It also makes a great portfolio piece as well as evidence for parent conferences, RTI, and student study teams.
I hope this proves to be just as valuable of a tool for you as it continues to be for me!