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Teaching Writing With Rubrics
Practical Strategies and Lesson Plans for Grades 2-8


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Literacy, K-12 | Rubrics

March 2004 | 200 pages | Corwin
The step-by-step instructions, scheduling guidelines, rubric assessments, and reproducible forms in this guide are the result of years of research, planning, and fine-tuning in the classroom. Inspiring student creativity while addressing standards has never been so easy!

Teaching Writing with Rubrics includes:

} eleven comprehensive, ready-to-use lesson plans

} strategies to adapt assignments for students with learning disabilities, English Language Learner students, gifted students, and secondary school students

} numerous classroom-tested reproducibles.


 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Part I. Getting Started
 
1. About Rubrics
What Is a Rubric?

 
How We Used Rubrics In Our Writing Program

 
Why Use Rubrics?

 
 
2. Setting up Your Classroom Writing Program
Structuring Your Program to Teach Students about Time Management
and Organization
Structuring Your Program to Teach Students about Time Management
and Organization
Structuring Your Program to Teach Students about Time Management and Organization

 
Supply List

 
How to Have Students Set up Their Composition Books

 
Using the Writing Process

 
What to Do With Students Who Finish Early or Late

 
Recommended Instruction On Outlining, Summarizing, and Using the Writing Process: Incorporating Six Trait Writing

 
Setting up Your Grade Book

 
 
3. How to Use This Book
Teacher Instruction for Each Rubric

 
Student Examples

 
Writing Rubric

 
Supplementary Handouts

 
Grading Rubrics

 
 
Part II. Writing Rubrics and Handouts
 
4. Autobiography (autobiographical)
Teacher Instruction for Autobiography Rubric

 
Student Examples

 
Autobiography Rubric

 
Autobiography Pre-writing Guide

 
Autobiography Rough Draft Grading Rubric

 
Autobiography Final Draft and Presentation Grading Rubric

 
 
5. Biography (biographical)
Teacher Instruction for Biography

 
Biography Rubric

 
Biography Pre-writing Guide

 
What is a Ven Diagram

 
Biography Rough Draft Grading Rubric

 
Biography Final Draft and Presentation Grading Rubric

 
 
6. Persuasive Essay (persuasive)
Teacher Instruction for Essay Rubric

 
Student Examples

 
Persuasive Essay Rubric

 
Persuasive Essay Sample Pre-write: Outline Form

 
Persuasive Essay Sample Pre-write: Cluster Form

 
Persuasive Essay Rough Draft and Grading Rubric

 
Persuasive Essay Final Draft and Presentation Grading Rubric

 
 
7. Research Paper (expository)
Teacher Instruction for Research Paper Rubric

 
Student Examples

 
Research Paper Rubric

 
Topic List

 
Sample Bibliography Cards

 
Sample Bibliography Page

 
Sample Note Card Format

 
Outline Example

 
Research Paper Rough Draft Grading Rubric

 
Research Paper Final Draft and Presentation Grading Rubric

 
 
8. News Article (expository)
Teacher Instruction for News Article Rubric

 
News Article Rubric

 
Parts of a News Article

 
Topic List

 
News Article Rough Draft Grading Rubric

 
News Article Final Draft and Presentation Grading Rubric

 
 
9. Legend (narrative)
Teacher Instruction for Legend Rubric

 
Student Examples

 
Legend Rubric

 
Legend Rough Draft Grading Rubric

 
Legend Final Draft and Presentation Grading Rubric

 
 
10. Fairy Tale (narrative)
Teacher Instruction for Fairy Tale Rubric

 
Student Examples

 
Fairy Tale Rubric

 
Fairy Tale Rough Draft Grading Rubric

 
Fairy Tale Final Draft and Presentation Grading Rubric

 
 
11. Science Fiction (narrative)
Teacher Instruction for Science Fiction Rubric

 
Science Fiction Rubric

 
Science Fiction Rough Draft Grading Rubric

 
Science Fiction Final Draft and Presentation Grading Rubric

 
 
12. Narrative (narrative)
Teacher Instruction for Narrative Rubric

 
Student Examples

 
Narrative Rubric

 
Narrative Rough Draft Grading Rubric

 
Narrative Final Draft and Presentation Grading Rubric

 
 
13. Family Tradition (autobiographical/narrative/descriptive)
Teacher Instruction for Family Tradition Rubric

 
Family Tradition Writing Rubric

 
Family Tradition Rough Draft Grading Rubric

 
Family Tradition Final Draft and Presentation Grading Rubric

 
 
14. Personal Experience (autobiographical/narrative/descriptive)
Teacher Instruction for Personal Experience Rubric

 
Student Examples

 
Personal Experience Writing Rubric

 
Personal Experience Rough Draft Grading Rubric

 
Personal Experience Final Draft and Presentation Grading Rubric

 
 
Part III. Creating & Adapting Your Own Rubrics
 
15. How to Create Your Own Rubrics
 
16. Adapting Our Program Across Ability Levels
High School

 
Special Education

 
ESL Students

 
Gifted Programs

 
 
Resources
 
Resource A: Teacher Reproducible Pages for Composition Books
Composition Book Guidelines and "Skills I Have Learned" List

 
Proofreading Marks and Editing Checklist

 
Table of Contents

 
Teacher's Copy of "Skills _____ Has Learned" List

 
 
Resource B: Teacher Resources
For Assignment Books

 
For ASAP Time

 
For Book Making Ideas

 
For More Information on the Writing Process

 
 
Bibliography
 
Index

What a gift! I used your book from the first day. Using your guidelines, I am now developing my own units and rubrics.

Rebecca Kennerly, Student, Resident Teacher Program
University of New Mexico
Key features
  • Eleven different ready-to-use classroom-tested writing rubrics/assignments, from research paper to fairy tale.
  • All rubrics are the result of the authors' active research, planning, and experimenting in the classroom.
  • Each chapter opens with a suggested timeline for completion of each writing project, from introduction to rough draft, to final draft/presentation.
  • Each chapter is divided into four sections: 1. Teacher Instruction for Each Rubric; 2. Writing Rubric(s); 3. Supplementary Handouts; and 4. Rough Draft and Final Draft/Presentation Grading Rubrics.
  • Numerous reproducibles.
  • Strategies to adapt assignments for high school students, learning disabled students, ESL students, and gifted students (i.e. differentiation).
  • Strategies to adapt rubrics so they suit your particular state or district's standards (current rubrics are already aligned with national writing standards).

Sample Materials & Chapters

Foreword by Lisa O'Riley

Preface

Chapter 1: Rubrics


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