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Lesson Plans


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Sun, 21 Nov 1999 08:43:00 EST

I have run into the same problem and decided to use a rubric so students
could see at the end of their project why they did not achieve their full
points. The rubric eg. on landscape art for my 6 and 7th grade ONLY was as
follows :
1. 4-6 elements that make landscape art (10 )
2. Color scheme (10)
3. Title (5), name (3) and grade (2) (10)
4. Completion of work ( 10 )

They wrote a paragraph on their work where the title appeared. Students
constantly do not put their name and grade on their work - so these were
points for nothing.
This was the first time I did this. Absent students could come in at their
recess time (I had classes) and many did. I guess there will always be some
who just don't want to come in, don't have the same interest level, but a lot
of encouragement is needed and reminding to work faster. Did some students
gain from this, I hope so and I will be using this method for each unit which
is usually about 4 - 6 weeks long. I believe if students see how they get
their results some will try to improve their grade. You will note that there
is nothing for the artistic creativity which is the problem with grading art.
So my rubric is about work skills and developing habits that help you as a
student as well as following the criteria of the lessons.

Jennifer Henry

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