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Designing and Using Rubrics for Reading and Language Arts, K-6

Designing and Using Rubrics for Reading and Language Arts, K-6

Second Edition

December 2006 | 208 pages | Corwin
Designing and Using Rubrics for Reading and Language Arts provides teachers with a step-by-step guide to creating and using rubrics to meet students' needs. This comprehensive resource offers an overview of rubrics as an teaching tool, directions for creating rubrics, and over 40 examples of rubrics that cover key language processes and skills at the primary and middle school levels.

The author also includes suggestions for introducing the rubrics to students, making assignments, and using the rubrics to assess student understanding. This revised edition presents expanded coverage of the process of developing rubrics, and features several new rubrics that address narrative writing, persuasive writing, comprehension monitoring, the use of presentation software, and information literacy skills.

Publisher's Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. Rubrics – A General Overview
2. Constructing Rubrics
3. Using Rubrics to Assess Reading Comprehension
4. Rubrics for Fictional Story Elements
5. Rubrics for Assessing Student Writing
6. Assessment Rubrics and Oral Language
7. Rubrics and the Research Process
8. Rubrics and Classroom Technology
Appendix: Internet Sites

"A valuable resource for teachers who use authentic assessment to support student learning. Helpful for new teachers, teachers new to using authentic assessments, and experienced teachers looking for new ideas."

Barbara A. Bradley, Assistant Professor of Teaching and Leadership
University of Kansas

"An excellent resource for classroom teachers, assessment specialists, staff developers, and curriculum developers. The information is comprehensive, teacher-friendly and easy to use, making the book a valuable tool in the classroom."

Tracy Taylor Callard, Fourth-Grade Teacher
Horace Mann Elementary Foreign Language Magnet School, Wichita, KS

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Chapter 1: Rubrics - A General Overview

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ISBN: 9781412937863