This singing rubric will help you assess your students' singing in a fair, objective way and will keep everyone feeling good about singing.
Many teachers struggle with grading students' singing. We want our students to improve their singing but we don't want them to feel as if their singing voices aren't "good enough."
This singing rubric will help all teachers assess their students' singing on factors that are fair, realistic, understandable, and attainable. After using this rubric to assess singing, students will feel a sense of, "I can do that!" rather than the all-too-common, "I'm not good enough."
There are two rubrics provided. One rubric contains categories and descriptors for Preschool (Pre-K) through 1st grade, and the second rubric is for 2nd through 6th grade.
All of the descriptors in this rubric use student-first language. This means that most sentences start with "I" and put the power in the hands of the student. After reading this rubric, students will realize that good singing is not a mystery or a locked-away prize that some people were lucky enough to be born with; good singing is an attainable and desirable goal for every human being.
The descriptors and vocabulary in this rubric are child-friendly. Some of the more advanced concepts, such as breath support and vowel shape, have been simplified. Students will easily understand the rubric with little assistance or explanation from the teacher.
Also included in this rubric are helpful ideas for saving time, suggestions for implementing this rubric with all of your students (because many music teachers have hundreds of students), and general tips for evaluating singing.
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