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I think rubrics are a developmental thing and not all kids are ready to use them effectively in 3rd grade. I feel that having 4 samples to compare their work to will make them much more accountable. It’s visual. I will be able to say, “which sample does your writing most look like and why?” and ALL students can verbally respond to that. I don’t feel the same is true for a text-only rubric.
Group pictures of children w/ birthdays in each month. Each child holds a sign with the day of their birthday on it, and the pictures are placed under the correct category (month)...stuff like this makes me wish I was a teacher (momentarily)
Writing Goals - clip chart display --LOVE THIS, will definitely hang this up in my classroom. Students can have a weekly goal to work towards and then turn in their weekly work to prove to the teacher that they achieved their goal!
The "writing goals" poster is a great reminder for me and helps me coach children on the specific areas that they need to work on.