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2nd grade teacher from MN

Thanks for the tips on using

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Thanks for the tips on using rubrics in classrooms. This blog was very informative! I have always wanted to use rubrics in my classroom, but am unsure of how to use them successfully with primary-aged children. Does anyone have any tips on creating rubrics with young children? I currently teach 2nd grade, but have also taught both K and 1st grade. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!

Head of English, Berwick Grammar School, Melbourne

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A really good way to create rubrics is to work on them in teams at staff meetings and then to get students involved to see if they make sense to them. It's a great way to really connect with the teaching and learning program.

I have seen rubrics with a

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I have seen rubrics with a multitude of information with 4 or 5 columns and rows. I can see how this can cause confusion for any student. I believe a rubric should be used as a guide for the success of students. I think students need a gauge to assess their assignments. I feel a rubric should have detailed instructions and be concise. I think teachers and students should go over rubrics for through understanding of exactly what is expected.

Educational Consultant and Online Educator

Thanks Linda!

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Very important to differentiate checklists versus rubrics! Also, yes students co-constructing is a valuable strategy as well. Like I said, these are "some" tips and strategies. Thanks for reminding us!

Editor & education consultant at Clifton Consulting

If you really want to make a

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If you really want to make a rubric meaningful, have your students develop it themselves, basing their judgments on models. For an example of how this works, see "What If the Kids Did It?" http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/153044275 In this instance, they constructed checklists rather than a full rubric, but the conversations they had truly helped them understand the task and perform better.

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