Measuring Growth in Writing Using Rubrics (Gr K-3)

(6 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.

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  • Price: $15.00
  • Credit Type: Professional Development
  • Credits: 6 PD Hours
  • 9 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course

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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What You Will Learn In This Course:

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

  • 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 Question:

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

Professional Development Credits:

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 6 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs, CEUs).

Model Teaching and Action Potential Learning Professional Development Courses are pre-approved in the following states:

  • Texas: TEA CPE# 902-391, under parent company Action Potential Learning, LLC
  • Montana: Office of Public Instruction (OPI) approved
  • New York State: CTLE# 23730

If you are a teacher in a different state and wish to use our Professional Development Courses for teacher license renewal, please view our PD STATE REQUIREMENTS PAGE to learn more about your state’s requirements.

Also, consider taking our UNIVERSITY-PARTNERED, ACADEMIC CREDIT COURSES to earn regionally-accredited units or credits, accepted by most states.

 

Wendy Lipe, Instructor

Education:
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies
Southwest Texas State University

Experience & Credentials:
Over 8 Years of Teaching Experience
Current Elementary-Level Teacher
ESL State Certified (Texas), TAG Certified
Experience with Students with Learning Disabilities
(ADD, ADHD, & Dyslexia)
STATE CERTIFIED TEACHER

Course Sections:

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

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