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Rubrics: You know they are worth the effort!

Rubrics: You know they are worth the effort! | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
English teachers know a few things about managing the paper load. But managing isn’t leading. We should do more than manage the load; we should lead our students through the writing process (invention, drafting, and revising) to help them become independent thinkers who can effectively present their ideas to an audience.

Rubrics offer an effective way to guide thinking and learning in any writing-intensive course.
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This article will help shift your point of view a bit as you think about how you work with rubrics.  (Take a look!)

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Common Core Writing Rubrics Grades 9-10

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Rubrics help us understand the vocabulary and the expectations of both writing and common core standards.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 1, 2013 5:14 PM

It is always worth looking at rubrics for other standards, it helps me to reassess what I am asking students to be able to demonstrate.

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ForAllRubrics - Super Powered Rubrics

ForAllRubrics - Super Powered Rubrics | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
For Teachers: Classroom Assessment
  • Easily create your own rubrics
  • Complete rubrics on iPads, tablets or phones
  • Collect data offline with no internet access
  • Compute scores automatically
  • Print rubrics or save as PDF or spreadsheet

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Rubric making software for the iPad. 

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VALUE Rubric Project | Academic Planning and Institutional Research | University of Wisconsin–Madison

VALUE Rubric Project | Academic Planning and Institutional Research | University of Wisconsin–Madison | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Project Overview

In the spring and summer of 2013, we are piloting the use of one of the VALUE rubrics as a way to evaluate student learning.  The 2013 pilot project will use the written communication rubric to evaluate samples of work from new freshmen and from students who are close to graduation.

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: Announcing: Free Common Core Rubric Creation Tool!

: Announcing: Free Common Core Rubric Creation Tool! | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

EssayTagger is a web-based tool to help teachers grade essays faster. But it is not an auto-grader.

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Interested in an Online Graduate Course in the 6-Traits?

UW-Stout: EDUC 654 Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits | 3 graduate credits | Online Professional Development for Teachers | NCATE Accredited 8 week 100% online class |