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Beth Hubbard Using Rubrics to Assess Rubrics are often used to assess student work in writing workshop and are a form of authentic assessment. Richards and Cheek (1999) describe rubrics as “scoring guides that use specific written criteria to distinguish among levels of student proficiency on a common task” (p. 9). They allow for a depth of knowledge to be assessed and show parents and students the various levels of mastery from unsatisfactory to exemplary. When assessing grammar skills, points can be assigned to rubric criteria and then a quantitative grade can be designated to each student.
Beth Hubbard Headed in the Write Direction – How to Apply This in My Classroom? Although Jeff Anderson wrote his book from a middle school standpoint, the concept can definitely be adapted to fit the needs of elementary students. This new method of grammar instruction must start at the beginning of the school year. In order for my students to be successful, I must create a consistent routine with how grammar is taught, since it’s going to be different with how they have traditionally been taught.
Beth Hubbard The Effective Route to Teaching Grammar – This Way! Review past-tense verbs. A verb in the past tense tells about an action that has already happened. Add –ed to most verbs to show past tense If a verb ends with e, drop the e and add –ed. If a verb ends with a consonant and y, change y to i and add –ed. If a verb ends with one vowel and one consonant, double the consonant and add –ed. A verb in the past tense tells about an action that has already happened. Add –ed to most verbs to show past tense If a verb ends with e, drop the e and add –ed. If a verb ends with a consonant and y, change y to i and add –ed. If a verb ends with one vowel and one consonant, double the consonant and add –ed.
Beth Hubbard Use Mentor Text To practice past-tense verbs, search through The Patchwork Quilt (shared reading of the week in the McGraw Hill textbook series) and find example of past- tense verbs.
Beth Hubbard Add –eddrop the e and add – ed change y to i and add –ed. double the consonant and add – ed. Past-Tense Verb Wall Chart Record the verbs on a class chart sorted by the rules. If examples can’t be found in the mentor text, create examples to add to the chart. Display the completed chart for students to use as a future reference.
Beth Hubbard Practice the Skill To assess the skill, write a sentence in the past-tense and underline the past- tense verbs. Choose a verb from the container and change the verb into the past-tense. Write the sentence on a sentence strip and share the final product with classmates. Display sentence strips to use as a reference point.
Beth Hubbard Application Refer to your free write about family. Include a minimum of 10 past-tense in your writing. Circle, underline, or highlight the past-tense verbs. Share your writing with a neighbor again. What past-tense verbs did they use? Are they “Vivid Verbs?”
Beth Hubbard Assessment with Rubrics CriteriaPoints PossiblePoints Earned Correct Capitalization10 Proper Punctuation15 Vivid Past-Tense Verbs (at least 10 included) 30 Creative Complete Sentences15 Interesting Ideas15 Outstanding Organization15 TOTAL100 Name: Title of Composition: Rubric to Assess Student Application of Past-Tense Verbs