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Toolbox: Rubrics

Rubrics


Argumentative – Rubric

When rubrics were first introduced in education the initial reaction from teachers was along the lines of, “Yes! This is just what I need!” Quickly followed by a panicked, “How am I going to create rubrics for everything I teach?” Here’s the good news, there are a lot of pre-created rubrics that can be tweaked […]


Opinion – Rubric

What Is a Rubric? A rubric is a scoring tool that lists the criteria for a piece of work, or “what counts” (for example, purpose, organization, details, voice, and mechanics are often what count in a piece of writing); it also articulates gradations of quality for each criterion, from excellent to poor. The term defies […]


Expository – Rubric

The first time my son came home with a rubric for an assignment he had been given I thought, “This is genius!” My son who communicates in grunts gave me very little information about his school work except what I could decipher with those grunts. He also hated that I checked his work to be […]


Narrative – Rubric

When rubrics were first introduced in education the initial reaction from teachers was along the lines of, “Yes! This is just what I need!” Quickly followed by a panicked, “How am I going to create rubrics for everything I teach?” Here’s the good news, there are a lot of pre-created rubrics that can be tweaked […]