Take the guess work out of assessing students’ reading discussion group work for the students, their parents, and you by using this rubric! Begin by teaching your students what you expect from them before they hand in their reading discussion group work by using this rubric as your guide. Make a copy of the rubric a part of their reading folders so that they can refer to them during the assigned reading. Before your students hand in their work to be graded, require them to reflect on their work by completing a self assessment of their work on the rubric using a highlighter and handing it in with all of their work. Use the same rubric to record your assessment of their work in ink. If both parties are reasonable about their assessments, they should match! Parents will appreciate seeing their child’s reading discussion group work graded separately for accuracy of comprehension questions, use of question reversal to answer questions in complete sentences, note taking, visualizations, connections and COPS (capitalization, organization, punctuation, and spelling). Keeping these grades on separate pages in your grade book will help you share areas of strength and areas needing improvement efficiently during parent teacher conferences. You’ll love how much easier this makes assessing students’ reading discussion group work!
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