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Lesson Plans

Re: rubrics

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Mon, 28 Jun 1999 17:31:48 EDT

I use rubrics occasionally...I select a few concepts that I want them to
understand....maybe :
Use of Space.....Needs Improvement....less then 1/2 of the page filled....or
maybe off only two edges or less
Satisfactory....3/4 of the page filled touching at least three edges
Outstanding....all four edges filled..
I teach 5th adn 6th graders....
The problem I have is that sometimes the terms are too vague...and even if
they exhibit understanding...if I asked them if they know what let's say
"balance" is....they probably couldn't answer me...
So I have been using a question /answer format....they tell me how they have
used space....or their themes....or what ever. They aren't crazy about
filling these papers out...but if they don't understand the term...I don't
consider it finished and they have to look it up. They tell me where they
need to improve and what they did well. I like this better. The questions
are much more extensive and actually end up grading not only what they
exhibit in their work...but what they know.
I hope I have explained this well enough.