Writer's Notebook Rubric by vsb11259

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									                                                  Writer’s Notebook Rubric

           4                                     3                                    2                                   1
      Outstanding!                              Wow!                                So-so                                Oops
Quality                             Quality                             Quality                             Quality
• Entries reflect real things not   • Entries include some real         • Your entries do not reflect       • Your notebook has more
   chapters or “stories.”              things; but also lots of            real things.                        drawing than writing.
                                       chapters or “stories.”
•   You always attempt deeper       • You usually attempt deeper        •   Sometimes you attempt           •   Entries are confused. They do
    thinking in your writing.          thinking in your writing.            deeper thinking in your             not make sense
                                                                            writing.
•   There is evidence of mini       •   There is often evidence of      •   There is some evidence of       •   There is no evidence of mini
    lessons.                            mini lessons.                       mini lessons.                       lessons.
Quantity of Entries                 Quantity of Entries                 Quantity of Entries                 Quantity of Entries
• You always write in your          • You usually write in your         • You often write in your           • You seldom write in your
   notebook every day at school.       notebook every day at school.       notebook at school.                 notebook at school.
• You always write in your          • You usually write in your         • Sometimes you write at home.      • You hardly ever write in your
   notebook every day at home.         notebook every day at home.                                             notebook at home.
Neatness                            Neatness                            Neatness                            Neatness
• Your notebook looks like you      • Your entries are usually neat,    • Some of the entries in your       • Your notebook is not neat,
   truly treasure writing.             clean and well cared for.           notebook are clean and well         clean and well cared for.
                                                                           cared for.
                                                                                                            • You do not treasure writing.
Spelling and Punctuation            Spelling and Punctuation            Spelling and Punctuation            Spelling and Punctuation
• You reread your notebook          • You usually reread your           • Sometimes you reread your         • You do not reread your
   with an editor’s eye – paying       notebook with an editor’s eye       notebook with an editor’s eye.      notebook with an editor’s eye.
   attention to spelling and           – paying attention to spelling
   punctuation.                        and punctuation.
• Someone else can read your        • Someone else can usually read     •   It’s often difficult for        •   It’s very difficult for someone
   entries easily.                     your entries.                        someone to read your entry.         else to read your entries.




Adapted from “Writer’s Notebook Weekly Evaluation” by Isoke Nia and “Classroom Community 5-3-6’s WRITER’S NOTEBOOK CHECKLIST (10/15/98)

								
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