Rubrics These rubrics are used for assessment and in-class practice!
Our Do/Say/Think Train is an essential guide for students' thinking about reading fiction. Students read with this on their desks to use as they jot.
This is the rubric we use across all 6th grade classes for short responses on reading assessments. This is aligned with the Common Core Curriculum and ELA exam.
This is the September reading record breakdown. This is based on the reading record inside the orange folder.
September Reading Criteria
___/5 points: Pages read (Approx. every 200 pgs = 1 pt) ___/1 point: Setting skills goal ___/1 point: Setting habits goal ___/1 point: Completed calendar ___/1 point: Books to read list ___/1 point: Completed reflection (mid-month and end of month) September Reading Grade: ___/10 = ______/100%
GRADING Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between CORE and HABITS on Pupil Path?
CORE grades are numerical representations of skills that students are learning and mastering. Core grades over 85 are usually a sign that students are understanding reading and writing assignments well and are meeting grade-level expectations. HABITS grades are a numerical representaion of how much effort students are putting into their work. This could be assignment completion or simply the attitude with which students approach their assignments.
Why are grades so low in the beginning of the year?
Simply put, students haven't usually mastered grade-level work, as it's only two months into the school year. It can sometimes be a struggle to get grades up, but students are given as many chances as they want to come for help and revise before the end of the marking period.
Where do students keep graded work?
Students keep graded work in their purple ELA folders. They stay in our classrooms, so if at any point you see a purple folder at home, send it back! This work is used for Roundtables later on in the year to help demonstrate growth.
When can students come to revise their work?
We are here every morning by 8am. Students are welcome to revise their work until they are happy with their CORE grades.
How can I improve my reading habits grade for this month?
We will grade reading records again at the end of October. If you're really reading 30-40 pages each night and updating your reading record, your grade should naturally go up.