Designing and Using Rubrics for Reading and Language Arts, K-6 / Edition 2

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Overview

Rubrics are essential tools for providing effective instruction and assessing student achievement.

Literacy consultant Joan Groeber provides educators with a teacher-friendly, step-by-step guide for creating and using rubrics to assess a wide range of literacy skills. Groeber’s approach helps ensure that students gain a clear understanding of teacher expectations and assume a greater responsibility for their own learning.

Offering an overview of rubrics as instructional tools, with methods and strategies for developing them, the revised edition includes:

  • Expanded guidelines for creating rubrics
  • More than 40 time-saving, preconstructed model rubrics covering key literacy skills
  • Rubrics at both primary and intermediate grade levels
  • Strategies for introducing rubrics to students, and suggestions for using the rubrics
  • New rubrics that reflect the expanding field of literacy education, including information literacy and technology use

Using this comprehensive resource, teachers can design rubrics to meet their specific classroom needs, giving students the opportunity to identify and achieve high levels of performance.

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Editorial Reviews

Barbara A. Bradley
"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. "
Tracy Taylor Callard
"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. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412937863
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Joan F. Groeber is an independent consultant and lecturer in the field of literacy and assessment. She is a visiting literacy instructor in the College of Education at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Groeber has published eight books and over thirty articles for educators from the kindergarten level to college on the topics of literacy, assessment tools, classroom management strategies, and self-evaluation.

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Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Publisher's Acknowledgments     xiii
About the Author     xv
Rubrics-A General Overview     1
Rubrics to Assess Authentic Learning     1
What Is a Rubric?     2
Why Use Rubrics?     3
Rubrics Versus Checklists     5
When to Use Rubrics     5
Converting Rubric Scores     6
An Effective Assessment Tool and More     7
Constructing Rubrics     9
Teacher-Created Rubrics     9
Understanding Rubric Construction     9
Constructing a Rubric     10
Student-Created Rubrics     13
Student Checklists     15
The Future of Rubrics     16
Using Rubrics to Assess Reading Comprehension     17
Examining the Components of Reading Comprehension     17
Reading Fiction     18
How to Use the Fiction Rubric at the Primary Level     19
How to Use the Fiction Rubric at the Intermediate Level     22
Reading Nonfiction     25
How to Use the Nonfiction Rubric at the Primary Level     26
How to Use the Nonfiction Rubric at the Intermediate Level     29
Reading Biography     31
How to Use the Biography Rubric at the Primary Level     33
How to Use the Biography Rubric at the Intermediate Level     36
Comprehension Monitoring     38
How to Use the Comprehension Monitoring Rubric at the Intermediate Level     39
Rubrics for Fictional Story Elements     43
Know the Read Ahead     43
Plot     44
How to Use the Plot Rubric at the Primary Level     45
How to Use the Plot Rubric at the Intermediate Level     48
Character     51
How to Use the Character Rubric at the Primary Level     52
How to Use the Character Rubric at the Intermediate Level     55
Setting     58
How to Use the Setting Rubric at the Primary Level     59
How to Use the Setting Rubric at the Intermediate Level     63
Theme     66
How to Use the Theme Rubric at the Primary Level     68
How to Use the Theme Rubric at the Intermediate Level     71
Rubrics for Assessing Student Writing     75
Rubrics Enhance Instruction     75
The Five-Step Writing Process     75
Getting Under Way     76
How to Use the Five-Step Writing Process Rubric at the Primary and Intermediate Levels      77
Six-Trait Writing     81
How to Use the Six-Trait Writing Rubric at the Primary and Intermediate Levels     82
Narrative Writing-Let Me Tell You About It     84
How to Use the Narrative Writing Rubric at the Primary and Intermediate Levels     86
Persuasive Writing-Let Me "Sell" You About It     88
How to Use the Persuasive Writing Rubric at the Intermediate Level     89
Writing Assignment Rubrics     91
How to Use the Fiction Rubric at the Primary Level     93
How to Use the Fiction Rubric at the Intermediate Level     96
How to Use the Greeting Card Rubric at the Primary Level     99
How to Use the Greeting Card Rubric at the Intermediate Level     101
How to Use the Autobiography Rubric at the Primary Level     103
How to Use the Autobiography Rubric at the Intermediate Level     105
How to Use the Informational Brochure Rubric at the Primary Level     107
How to Use the Informational Brochure Rubric at the Intermediate Level     110
How to Use the Letter Rubric at the Primary Level     113
How to Use the Letter Rubric at the Intermediate Level     116
Assessment Rubrics and Oral Language     119
Oral Presentations     119
How to Use the Storytelling Rubric at the Primary Level     121
How to Use the Storytelling Rubric at the Intermediate Level     124
How to Use the Dramatic Presentation Rubric at the Primary Level     127
How to Use the Dramatic Presentation Rubric at the Intermediate Level     130
How to Use the Oral Report Rubric at the Primary Level     133
How to Use the Oral Report Rubric at the Intermediate Level     136
How to Use the Debate Rubric at the Intermediate Level     139
Rubrics and the Research Process     143
Investigate the Possibilities     143
Research Rubrics     144
How to Use the Reference Materials Rubric at the Primary Level     146
How to Use the Reference Materials Rubric at the Intermediate Level     149
How to Use the Firsthand Experience Rubric at the Primary Level     153
How to Use the Firsthand Experience Rubric at the Intermediate Level     156
How to Use the Written Report Rubric at the Intermediate Level     159
How to Use the Collaboration Rubric at the Intermediate Level     162
Rubrics and Classroom Technology     165
Expanding Technology Use     165
E-Mail Messages     166
How to Use the E-mail Messages Rubric at the Primary and Intermediate Levels      167
Video Presentations: Lights, Camera, Action     169
How to Use the Video Presentation Rubric at the Intermediate Level     170
Computer-Generated Multimedia Presentations     172
How to Use the Computer-Generated Multimedia Presentation Rubric at the Intermediate Level     173
Information Literacy Skills     175
How to Use the Information Literacy Rubric at the Intermediate Level     176
Internet Sites     179
Rubric-Related Web Sites     179
General Useful Web Sites for Teachers     180
Bibliography     183
Index     185
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