Our rubrics are designed to not only be functional but also to be fun, which is why we have created our fabulous stars! Kids love them, parents love them and best of all - we have done all the hard work for the teachers! Cut and paste rubrics! A new, fun and enjoyable form of assessment for your students.
All YOU have to do is print them out and take them to class!
We like to use rubrics that are designed in collaboration with our students; even our youngest pupils. Designing a rubric together creates a deep understanding of the task and provides a clear scaffold for everyone involved. Our students are quick to begin work once clear parameters are developed. Students can be very hard on themselves when developing rubrics. We always make sure we not only focus on new skills but include some the students have recently mastered and are perhaps still consolidating. This not only links previous learning but builds self-esteem and confidence.
Our rubrics can be used in three different ways -
* Student assessment of own work.
* Peer assessment of a friend’s work.
* Teacher assessment of a student’s work.
It is important that before introducing rubrics to your class that you introduce the stars. Start off with either the yellow or the orange set, put them up on an interactive white board or enlarge the A4 posters and display. Discuss differences between the pictures.
The only difference is in the mouths. (Designed specifically for the youngest students but also works well with students for whom English is a second language.)
Talk about what this might mean, how do the mouths change the stars? What does a happy face mean? A sad face?
The stars become a rating system and we leave it up to you to come up with suitable words of assessment that ‘go with’ each star.
These words then become your own unique rating system.
For example: Great, ok, poor - Very good, acceptable, needs work - Well done, not bad, oh no!
This resource package contains:
# Information about rubrics.
# Instructions on how to use our rubrics.
# Rubrics for emergent writers, assessed by the student, a peer and the teacher.
# Grids to make your own rubrics.
# Lots and lots of copies of our stars in many different formats from posters to colouring sheets.
We love our rubrics and we also know that your students will have a wonderful time assessing their own and each other's work!