Using Writing Rubics as an Assessment Tool
Teachers use rubrics to assess the quality of students’ compositions. Some rubrics are general and can be used for almost any writing assignment, whereas others are designed for a specific writing assignment. Sometimes teachers use rubrics developed by school districts; at other times, they develop their own rubrics to assess the specific components and qualities they have stressed. Rubrics should have 4 to 6 achievement levels and address ideas, organization, language, and mechanics. Teachers often search the Internet for writing rubrics they can adapt and use. Many rubrics are available that have been developed by teachers, school districts, state departments of education, and publishers of educational materials.
Second-Grade Rubric for Stories
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