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Know Your Terms: Holistic, Analytic, and Single-Point Rubrics

Know Your Terms: Holistic, Analytic, and Single-Point Rubrics
So let’s talk about rubrics for a few minutes. What we’re going to do here is describe two frequently used kinds of rubrics, holistic and analytic, plus a less common one called the single-point rubric (my favorite, for the record). For each one, we’ll look at an example, explore its pros and cons, and provide a blank template you can use to create your own. Off we go! A holistic rubric is the most general kind. It lists three to five levels of performance, along with a broad description of the characteristics that define each level. Suppose you’re an unusually demanding person. When your breakfast is done, you simply gather your loved ones and say, “I’m sorry my darlings, but that breakfast was just a 2. The main advantage of a holistic rubric is that it’s easy on the teacher — in the short run, anyway. The main disadvantage of a holistic rubric is that it doesn’t provide targeted feedback to students, which means they’re unlikely to learn much from the assignment. Sources: Mertler, C.

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The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2016 – Part Two I use short, funny video clips a lot when I’m teaching ELLs, and you can read in detail about how I use them in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them). In short, there are many ways to use them that promote speaking, listening, writing and reading (including having students describe – in writing and verbally – a chronological description of what they saw). I’ve posted a few of them during the second half of this year, and I thought it would be useful to readers — and to me — if I brought them together in one post. I’ve also published quite a few during the previous ten years of this blog. You can find those in these lists: The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2016 – So Far

1st Grade Hamburger Writing Rubric by Lauren Thompson <div class="deployment_message_block"><span> Hi, You need to enable javascript on your browser to use TpT.&nbsp; <a href=" target="_blank">See how this improves your TpT experience</a>. </span></div> About Us | For Schools | Gift Cards | Help Assessment of Project-Based Learning Online Rubric Builders: Rubistar - free Rubric Builder - free A good rubric will perform several functions: Top 12 Effective End of the Year Activities Ah, the end of the year. Everyone’s tired and losing focus. Some tests are behind you (state tests, AP exams), some may be ahead of you, and probably no one – you or your students – is really at their best. So what’s a teacher to do? Choose a goal to make the last month of school an effective one.

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25 ideas for using WhatsApp with English language students Philip Haines is the Senior Consultant for Oxford University Press, Mexico. As well as being a teacher and teacher trainer, he is also the co-author of several series, many of which are published by OUP. Today he joins us to provide 25 engaging and useful classroom activities for language learners using WhatsApp. Free Rubrics for Guided Reading and Daily 5... And a Pending Giveaway? First of all, I'm home today with the FLU. Yuck. Double yuck.

peer review Is peer grading an effective assessment method for open and online learning? What about in MOOCs where student feedback may be the only means of determining a pass or fail in a course? This posts examine peer grading and suggests what conditions must be present in order for peer grading to be effective. After I wrote the outline for this post I came across this essay, by history professor Jonathon Rees, Why Peer Grading Can’t Work. The title was in stark contrast to my views on peer grading, but I incorporated Rees’ argument here as it is worth consideration. Rees is also author of a blog I follow, More or Less Bunk where he writes about current issues within Higher Education often with a slice of sarcasm.