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Self Assessment and Reflection Tools for Reading Workshop

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Make student self assessment and reflection an integral part of your classroom routine. These tools will help you utilize rubrics and reflection prompts to foster student self assessment during reading workshop, on a consistent basis so you can maximize student growth.



★ Rubric Drawer Labels

It has never been easier to foster student reflection & self assessment. Attach these rubric labels to the front of drawers or turn in bins. Have students place their work in the bin or basket that corresponds with the score/level of understanding they feel best reflects their work on each assignment. Editable and ready-to-print version included.

★ Reading Notebook Rubrics

The rubrics included in this resource are deigned to boost student accountability during workshop each day, regardless of the workshop curriculum or approach you use. I recommend having students glue the rubric to the inside front cover of their notebook so they can use it as a reference during workshop each day. I also recommend using the same rubric to grade your students on a regular basis so they receive consistent feedback about the their work quality and learning progress. These rubrics are editable and can be used as a starting point for creating rubrics for other subject areas as well. Ready-to-print versions also included.

★ Letters of Reflection

Prompts to help students use rubrics when scoring their own work, and to write a reflection letter on a weekly/regular basis. Alongside each prompt, a sample letter is provided to scaffold students as they become more independent with reflecting on work. Editable and ready-to-print version included.

★ Implementation Suggestions

Implementation suggestions that walk you through how to successfully incorporate the rubrics and weekly reflections into your own classroom routines so you can maximize student growth.



Reflecting on learning and progress fosters more rapid student growth. Introducing these tools and modeling your expectations for use will set the tone for routine self-reflection, resulting in students who are more invested in their learning journey. Using the same rubric descriptions during student conferences and while providing feedback in your classroom makes assessment scores and feedback more meaningful and easier for students to understand. When everyone is on the same page with expectations for reaching different levels of understanding, students become more motivated and successful.



Using a rubric gives students a clear picture of what it takes to demonstrate each level of understanding. Consistently referring to your rubric as you confer with students, provide feedback, and give them time to reflect on their current levels of understanding helps them reach to perform at a higher level.



Use the ”Letters of Reflection” prompts to support students as they learn to navigate rubrics when scoring their own work. Alongside each prompt, a sample letter is provided to scaffold students as they become more independent with reflecting on work.



With ready-to-print, and editable options for each rubric and label, you can implement these systems in your classroom tomorrow, or tweak them as needed.



♥ “I love having my students take more ownership of their learning. I think having them reflect as they turn work in will be very helpful.” - Jennifer M.

♥ “I love the idea of students knowing what we are looking for and holding them accountable. We can tell them and tell them, but when they have to look and see if they did it, that brings it all home.” - Pamela J.

♥ “Thank you for this wonderful resource! It has been great to use with my students who are struggling with executive functioning.” - Shelby N.

♥ “Absolutely love the rubrics for self assessment, helps my students to be more accountable for their work!!!” - Eva L.

♥ “This is a great resource to help keep students accountable for their learning. It is always difficult to figure out how to do that when students are working independently, so I appreciate the help!!” - Heidi G.



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