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Measuring Growth in Writing Using Rubrics

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PD Hours:

8 Hours

Credit Type:

Clock Hours, CPEs, CTLEs, Act48 Credits, Others

Content Areas:

ELA, Reading/Writing, Teaching Strategies, Testing Strategies

Course Description:

(8 Hours) Participants in this course 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 also cover the purpose of both holistic and analytic rubrics, and when each type is appropriate to use for assessment of student writing. Participants will also learn how to develop their own rubrics to use to monitor the progress of their students’ writing skills.

Course Objectives:

  • 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

Resources Included

Course includes 9 high-quality tools, templates, & student resources.

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Includes One year of Course Access, Fully Self-Paced & Online.

Course Sections What You Will Learn

Participants in this course will learn how to use various types of rubrics to help assess their students’ writing ability.

You Will Learn:

  • 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 for your students

Course Guiding Questions Course Guiding Question:

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

Credits Professional Development Credits

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 8 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs).

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  • New York CTLE’s – NYSED-Approved
  • Pennsylvania DOE – ACT 48-Approved
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  • Nevada DOE
  • Tennessee
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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)

Resources Included 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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