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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Elementary education

2013

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Writing Rubrics As Formative Assessments In An Elementary Classroom, Debra M. Taylor Jul 2013

Writing Rubrics As Formative Assessments In An Elementary Classroom, Debra M. Taylor

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This qualitative study with second and third grade students investigated what happens during the co-construction of a writing rubric between students and teacher for persuasive writing, based on mentor texts. It also sought to explore what happens when elementary students use a student-generated writing rubric during the writing process and how a student-generated writing rubric might influence students’ writing. Video-recordings, observations of the lessons and interviews with students about co-constructing the rubric captured the process used to co-construct the rubric. Observations of the students using the rubric, interviews after using the rubric, and a survey about using the rubric were ...