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Ch 10: Writing Rubrics

About This Chapter

You can get in-depth information about how to successfully write rubrics for your classroom by going through the resources in this chapter. You'll find examples for different types of rubrics, including research papers and writing at different grade levels.

Writing Rubrics - Chapter Summary

Rather than go through the hassle of trying to come up with your own rubrics, you can go through this chapter to get some ideas for successfully creating rubrics for your classroom projects and assignments. This chapter includes rubrics on topics including the following:

  • Essays
  • Lab reports
  • Kindergarten writing
  • Lesson plans

The resources in this chapter are filled with great examples of different types of rubrics that you can directly apply to your classroom. These examples have been complied by professionals with working knowledge of what it takes to run a successful classroom. You can reach out to our instructors at any time if you have questions about how you can write rubrics for your classroom.

How It Helps

  • Consistency: These resources help you come up with a consistent approach to grading.
  • Clear goals: When you write effective rubrics, you make goals for an assignment clear to students, which increases their ability to meet expectations.
  • Utilize variety: When you complete this chapter, you will have a variety of ways you can write different types of rubrics.

Skills Covered

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Comprehend the different ways you can write rubrics for written assignments, such as research papers, argumentative essays, personal narratives and persuasive essays
  • Utilize lab report rubrics in your classroom
  • Implement rubrics for kindergarten classrooms
  • Create lesson plan rubrics

13 Lessons in Chapter 10: Writing Rubrics
Research Paper Rubric Examples

1. Research Paper Rubric Examples

Rubrics are a useful tool for setting expectations and grading student work. This lesson will provide you with examples for a rubric you can use when teaching and assessing research papers written by your students.

Argumentative Essay Rubric Examples

2. Argumentative Essay Rubric Examples

Using a rubric can be a great way to assess an essay fairly and objectively. The rubric in this lesson helps prepare you to grade argumentative essays.

Personal Narrative Rubric Examples

3. Personal Narrative Rubric Examples

Have you assigned a personal narrative essay to your class? Use the rubrics in this lesson to help your students self-assess and to make the grading process easier and more transparent.

Persuasive Essay Rubric Examples

4. Persuasive Essay Rubric Examples

If your students are writing persuasive essays, it can be helpful to work with clear assessment criteria. This lesson offers you some examples of how to make a rubric to evaluate your students' work.

Lab Report Rubric Examples

5. Lab Report Rubric Examples

Writing lab reports is an important part of communicating scientific thought. This lesson offers you some sample rubrics for assessing your students' work.

Kindergarten Writing Rubric Examples

6. Kindergarten Writing Rubric Examples

Writing in Kindergarten forms the foundation for a student's future writing. This lesson discusses how rubrics for Kindergarten writing set standards and guide your feedback to help students increase their confidence and joy in writing.

Lesson Plan Rubric

7. Lesson Plan Rubric

Evaluating a teacher's lesson plan is an important part of teacher education! The rubric in this lesson offers some guidance for helping teachers plan well.

First Grade Writing Rubric

8. First Grade Writing Rubric

Rubrics are an incredibly useful tool for grading a wide variety of student work. This lesson will detail and provide a sample of a rubric that can be used to grade writing in a first grade classroom.

Essay Grading Rubric

9. Essay Grading Rubric

Rubrics are great tools to assist the learning process before, during, and after assignment grading. This lesson offers a sample rubric for essay grading.

Book Report Sample Questions & Rubric

10. Book Report Sample Questions & Rubric

Assigning a book report to your students? Then read this lesson which describes how to create questions to challenge your students and make the book report a meaningful activity.

Character Analysis Essay Rubric

11. Character Analysis Essay Rubric

A great character analysis helps students get to the heart of the characters in literature. The use of a rubric for grading purposes assists before, during, and after grading. This lesson offers a sample rubric for character analysis essays.

Compare & Contrast Essay Rubric for High School

12. Compare & Contrast Essay Rubric for High School

Asking your students to write an essay that compares and contrasts something is an great way to get your kids to the analysis level of higher thinking. Use this rubric to help your students understand expectations and how they'll be graded.

Compare & Contrast Essay Rubric for Middle School

13. Compare & Contrast Essay Rubric for Middle School

Students can be bewildered by a typical compare/contrast essay rubric. However, if you isolate the key skills students need to demonstrate, you can make a middle school friendly rubric students can use to guide their writing.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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