MEASURING GROWTH IN WRITING USING RUBRICS FOR GRADES K-3 – SNHU COURSE

(1 Graduate Semester Credit) You will learn what typical writing looks like for kindergarten through third-grade students, as well as some common writing tasks they can be expected to accomplish. This course will cover the purpose of both holistic and analytic rubrics, and when each type is appropriate to use for the assessment of student writing. You will also learn how to develop their own rubrics to use to monitor the progress of their students’ writing skills. You will design an action plan for your classroom, develop an additional resource to support your plan, and analyze research to support implementation in the classroom. The course ends with you designing an implementation plan designed to ensure you are successfully incorporating the lesson concepts, ideas, and resources into a future lesson.

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COURSE DETAILS:
  • Total Price: $165
  • This price includes a $95 One-time fee now + $70/Credit when you finish your course

  • Credit Type: Graduate-Level Credit
  • Credits: 1 Semester Credit
  • 9 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course

CONTENT AREAS:

  • ELA, Reading/Writing
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Testing Strategies
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Course Objectives & What You Will Learn in this Course:

What You Will Learn
  • Learn What Typical Writing Should Look Like for Each Grade Level, From Kindergarten Through Third Grade
  • Learn The Purpose of, How to Use, and How to Build Various Types of Rubrics to Assess Student Writing
  • Learn How to Create Your Own Rubrics To Assess Your Students’ Growth in Writing & Other Cross- Curricular Subjects

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Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

How can educators assess the progress of their primary students’ writing skills using rubrics?

Great course and resources!

I found this course really helpful. I learned a ton of new information and strategies on how to build rubrics to track my students’ mastery in writing. I have always struggled with consistently grading my writing students, with the rubric strategies here, I can now do this much more quickly and consistently. Highly recommend!

-3rd Grade Teacher

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  1 Graduate-Level Semester Credit:

At the conclusion of this course, you will earn 1 Graduate-Level Semester Credit

This course falls under the Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) 500-level course numbering system, for the purposes of credential/licensure designed primarily for electives or professional development/salary advancement purposes. This course is for 1 Semester Credit and requires a minimum passage grade of 80%. Model Teaching is an accredited partner with SNHU. Upon course completion, you will be provided with 1 graduate-level semester credit, along with an official transcript and letter grade from SNHU for you to submit to your district or state department of education for your licensing and/or salary advancement needs.

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Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.  This course is offered in partnership with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU).

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a public, regional university originally chartered in 1963. SNHU offers continuing education courses to educators through private partnerships such as Model Teaching.

Continuing Education credits through Southern New Hampshire University are offered as graduate-level professional development courses and indicated as Graduate Professional development on the University transcript. Offered as graduate-level, these courses are intended for recertification, salary advancement or lane changes, and continuing education for teachers and educators.

Southern New Hampshire University is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Southern New Hampshire University is regionally accredited and accredited by the following bodies:

  • New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

All SNHU-partnered Model Teaching courses will include access to graduate-level credit through SNHU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

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Please confirm your specific district or state requirements for license renewal prior to registering and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about our graduate-level courses.

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.  This course is offered in partnership with University of the Pacific.

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a public, regional university originally chartered in 1963. SNHU offers continuing education courses to educators through private partnerships such as Model Teaching.

Continuing Education credits through Southern New Hampshire University are offered as graduate-level professional development courses and indicated as Graduate Professional development on the University transcript. Offered as graduate-level, these courses are intended for recertification, salary advancement or lane changes, and continuing education for teachers and educators.

Southern New Hampshire University is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Southern New Hampshire University is regionally accredited and accredited by the following bodies:

  • The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

All course work completed will include an Official Transcript and Letter Grade, ready to submit to your district or state authority.

Please confirm your specific district or state requirements for salary advancement prior to registering and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about our graduate-level courses.

Course Sections

Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – Writing in the Primary Grades

  • What typical writing looks like for each grade level, kindergarten through third grade
  • The purpose of, and how to use, holistic and analytic rubrics to assess writing
  • How to create both holistic and analytic rubrics

Section 2 – Understanding Rubrics

  • The differences between holistic and analytic rubrics and the benefits of each type

Section 3 – How to create both holistic and analytic rubrics

  • Analytic rubrics based on the six traits of writing
  • Customized analytic rubrics
  • Holistic rubrics

Section 4 – Assessing Student Growth With Rubrics

  • How to use rubrics to monitor student growth in writing skills
  • How to use rubrics to collect data to be used in setting student goals
  • How to use rubrics to guide your writing instruction

Section 5 – Rubrics for Cross-Curricular Connections

  • The value of using rubrics to assess writing in other subject areas (Science, Math, Social Studies, & Reading)

Section 6 – Putting It All Together

Section 7 – Applying What You Have Learned

Professional Development Course Resources

Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course
The course comes with 9 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!
These Include:

  • Analytic Rubric Template
  • Checklist Samples
  • Customized Analytic Rubric Samples
  • Holistic and Analytic Rubric Template
  • Holistic Rubric Template
  • Holistic Rubrics
  • Six Traits Analytic Rubric Samples
  • Writing Lesson Plan Template
  • Effectiveness Checklist
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  • Once your course is complete you may then request your graduate credit(s) and official transcript

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