Monday, November 17, 2008

Writing Assessment

I created a Kindergarten rubric because all of the primary ones I found did not really apply to the challenges of teaching writing to Kindergartners. My goal for students who come to K with letter knowledge in place is to reach proficient or advanced in all areas: phonetic knowledge, conventions, and idea. For students who start out with no (or very limited) letter knowledge, I am happy to see them progress into the basic category, especially in relationship to "idea". The scaffold of a basic sentence structure seems to help them to write independently and confidently. These samples show the independent writing of one of last year's students. The date the writing was created is written by me in marker.
This one says "pumpkin".

This page says, "I like to count." You can see how much growth was made in just a couple of months. Conventions like spacing and use of lower case letters are not yet present, but he is well on his way to being a writer.
This is the rubric. I am sorry it is hard to read. If you are interested in a pdf copy, you can email me.
Happy writing!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just found your writing rubric and hope that you don't mind if I adapt it and use it for my classroom! It is great!! Thanks!

Shannon in Alabama

Laurie and Michael said...

Hi I love your rubric... can you email me a pdf file of it? Thanks! laurie210@gmail.com

Sarah-Gant said...

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Thanks again!! :)

Anonymous said...

This type of writing rubric is just what I was looking for. I love it! Could you please email it to me. I would appreciate it so much! melanie.doescher@selu.edu thank you, thank you!

Anonymous said...

I love the rubric is it possible to get it e-mailed to me? Thank you so much! bensona@gcsnc.com
Annie

Unknown said...

As stated above by everyone else, I love this! It is very reader friendly which I love. Can you email it to me? Thanks! emilyl@cybersummit.org

Unknown said...

As stated above by everyone else, I love this! It is very reader friendly which I love. Can you email it to me? Thanks! emilyl@cybersummit.org

Ms. Dobson said...

Hi,
Could you email me your rubric if possible please, your writing rubric is great!

Thanks!
Ms. Dobson
janelle.dobson22@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Thankyou so much.

Anonymous said...

Hi there...
We've just been told that we need to write a growth objective in writing. Your rubric seems like just the thing we need to get started. I would love it if you could email it to me. Thanks so much..Joanne in Denver
joanne_siguenza@dpsk12.org

Tami Rose said...

can i please have your rubric??

Kristin said...

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Anonymous said...

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Can I please have a copy of your rubric sent to smcrubaugh@interact.ccsd.net
Thanks!
Sue

Anonymous said...

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Thanks so much!
Heather

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