Friday, March 17, 2017

Picture Rubric = A Game Changer

I'm new to picture rubrics, but now that I've used my first one I can't believe I haven't been using them forever. I've found mine to be an invaluable tool, and I see possibilities for many others in my future. 

The picture rubric below is one I created for my dental health unit. Since students would be creating a poster about their learning, I wanted them to have a standard and one that was easy to understand.



This rubric was our guide at the end of three separate lessons on brushing, flossing, and healthy eating. It touched on content, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, handwriting, details, and coloring. I loved that it made expectations explicit. Students could identify what made their work a 3, and they took more ownership. It took me out of the equation, because they pushed themselves. (That's what we call a game changer.)









I haven't created another picture rubric yet, but I've used the language in many other situations. I do look forward to the possibilities! 



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4 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I have used them to show expectations for their writing-mine was trees-one with no leaves, some blossoms, full tree and I explained how we need to include more details in our writing. I do think it helps them to visualize what the expectations are.

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    1. Miss Trayers, What a great tool, huh? It makes so much sense.

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  2. Love this. I am a huge supporter of anything visual! I have seen so much success when it comes to our young readers. Maria uses a lot of visuals to help our students understand the components of a writing piece...hook, facts, etc. it has been so helpful to them. We are always learning. :)

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    1. Em, being more visual is something I'd like to get better at. Yes, always learning.

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