Rubrics for SRA High-Performance WRITING: A Structured Approach
(© 2005 SRA/McGraw-Hill)
unit in High Performance Writing provides teachers with an element
rubric that can be used to score student writing samples for one
form of writing taught in that unit. In response to numerous requests
from teachers, the authors Fay Goodfellow and Terry Dodds have
worked with Jen Fisher, a teacher with a number of years of successfully
using this program, to develop rubrics for the other forms of
writing taught within each unit in this program.
are finding the rubrics essential for increasing the writing achievement
of students. It is important for students to know the exact qualities
that will be scored on their pieces of writing. These rubrics
provide the teacher with specific elements that students can use
to produce a quality piece of writing. The rubrics can also be
used to help teachers determine specific skills that require remediation.
Once the targeted remediation has been done with the class or
with individual students, they can edit and improve their piece
of writing to receive a higher score. It is not necessary for
the teacher to re-score the entire piece of writing; only those
elements that were improved. After remediation, students do not
need to re-write the entire piece of writing. The improvements
can be added to the final draft using carets or an “add-in” sheet.
rubrics may be downloaded and copied for classroom use. If you
have any questions about these rubrics, please feel free to contact
Terry Dodds at (250) 652-9704 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also included on this page is a summary sheet that
can be used to monitor student and class progress, created and
shared by Cyndi Caniglia.