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Posted on October 26, 2014 1:51 pm
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Writing Assignments
When giving the students a writing assignment, I think the best way to ensure their success is to give them a rubric to follow. Give the students time in class to brainstorm and draft, but have the students revise and redraft on their own time. Having the students have a rubric to follow will ensure they understand what is expected of them.
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I definitely agree with you post. I teach fifth grade writing and it is definitely a beast sometimes. My students have a tendency to not want to elaborate on anything, much less their writing. I definitely agree that rubrics are a must have when it comes to effective writing. I enjoy having rubrics in my graduate classes to guide what I am doing and know what is expected of me. I want my students to know what is expected of them. A rubric gives my students an idea of what their quality of work should be to receive a certain grade. There is no grey area with a rubric. Students know what they must do to receive the grade they want. I use rubrics for lots of things in my classroom but writing is definitely the area where they are most effective and useful. I think it is important for students to learn to use a rubric at a young age so they are familiar with them as they go throughout their higher years of school.
  Posted on: March 10, 2015 12:47 pm

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This is a great idea.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 1:32 am

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This is a great strategy, thanks for posting!
  Posted on: October 5, 2018 8:57 pm

Lawrence Poluchowicz
Lawrence Poluchowicz
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This tip sounds like a great idea. I definitely agree that you should leave a rubric, just so the students know your expectations for the writing assignment.
  Posted on: October 6, 2018 6:06 pm

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