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Rubrics for Teachers - Chapter Summary
Rubrics are a powerful tool when grading students' papers or projects. Use this chapter to review some of the different types of rubrics and when they are used. Some of the rubrics covered in this chapter include those for:
- Oral presentations
- Research papers
- Socratic seminars
- Group presentations
- Personal narratives
- Persuasive essays
- Other student projects
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How It Helps
- Teaches new skills: By reviewing these lessons you may learn of new ways to format rubrics that you may then use to evaluate your students' work.
- Saves time: One benefit of effective rubrics is that they can reduce the amount of time it takes to grade students' work.
- Improves student satisfaction: Students tend to be more satisfied with their grades when they know what they did wrong and what they did right, so having effective rubrics can help make this clear.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Construct rubrics to evaluate student presentations
- Use rubrics to gauge the quality of group presentations
- Utilize rubrics with grading student papers
- Analyze student arguments with rubrics
- Assess interview performances with rubrics
1. Oral Presentation Rubric Examples
A rubric helps teachers grade all students' work consistently without bias. A rubric also helps students prepare an assignment and understand feedback they receive. This lesson offers a rubric for oral presentations.
2. Socratic Seminar Rubric Examples
Socratic seminars are a teaching tool that empowers students and can turn up the thought level around any topic. This lesson will provide three rubrics for assessing seminar participation.
3. PowerPoint Presentation Rubric Examples
Having a thorough rubric is essential for assessing any student project involving a class presentation. This lesson discusses what to include in a PowerPoint presentation rubric.
4. Group Presentation Rubric Examples
If you are teaching your students to give group presentations, it can be helpful to have a set of clear assessment criteria. This lesson offers you three different examples of a rubric for a group presentation.
5. Debate Rubric Examples
Debate activities are an excellent way to get your students to think about issues from multiple perspectives. This lesson will provide sample rubrics, used to assess student performance during classroom academic debates.
6. Interview Rubric Template for Student Practice
If your students are learning to create interviews, you are probably seeking a uniform way to assess them. This lesson provides you with a rubric you can modify to make your own.
7. Retelling Rubric & Checklist
Retelling is an important reading comprehension skill that should be assessed frequently in young students. This lesson provides information for creating a rubric and checklist you can use to assess a student's retelling ability.
8. Art Grading Rubric
Rubrics are useful tools for setting expectations and grading student work. They are especially useful for grading artwork, which can be very subjective. This lesson will provide a description and example of a rubric you can use to grade student art.
9. Cooperative Learning Rubric
One way to differentiate learning experiences and foster social skills is to have students work in cooperative learning groups. Use this lesson plan to learn when, why and how to assess cooperative learning experiences, including a rubric to use in your classroom.
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