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ERIC Number: ED423995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May-11
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Kindergarten Writing Rubric.
Rhoads, Kyle
This pilot project had four goals: (1) to develop a writing rubric with kindergartners; (2) to have students write to a prompt and record observed behaviors for analysis; (3) to better understand the appropriateness of using a writing rubric with kindergartners; and (4) to form more effective ways for students to be more autonomous in their writing. The teacher and students worked together to build criteria for a variety of normative tasks, including good work and good writing. They used brainstorming to develop criteria for different aspects of kindergarten writing in its relation to good writing. The teacher developed a computer-generated writing rubric and shared it with the students for their approval. The writing prompt and task were presented to the students with the rubric present; results were shared with each student during a teacher-student conference. The prompt writing task was replicated 4 weeks later. The results of the project indicated that students were extremely comfortable and confident with the prompt and rubric. Many students wanted to meet the criteria for good writing. Both students and the teacher were able to use the rubric during daily writing activities. Scores on the writing task improved over the 4-week period for most students. The use of the rubric was judged appropriate for kindergartners during the second half of the school year. (The writing rubric and examples of the writing prompts are appended. Contains 20 references.) (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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