Writing rubric assess the quality of a child’s writing. In second grade the terminology changes from writing to BCR, an acronym for brief constructed response. The second grade teacher establishes the criteria for each level and grades a child using a score of 3 (excellent) to 0 (not so good).
Second Grade Rubric
The table below presents an itemized list of the guidelines used to determine the score a child will given on his BCR. This guidelines should be clearly communicated with each student and the teacher should demonstrate examples of BCRs at each level to promote self-monitoring.
|Score||Criteria||Words of Encouragement|
|1||Keep on trying!|
|0|| Don’t give up,|
you can do it!
Simplified 2nd Grade Writing Rubric
Our teacher also uses the following simplied 2nd grade writing rubric.
|1||TTQA with a correct answer|
|1||1st smart cookie supports TTQA|
|1||2nd smart cookie supports TTQA|
The above rubrics allows for a total possible score of 3 points. This is typically displayed on the BCR answer sheet in the top right corner. In addition, the following checklist is located at the bottom:
- Use TTQA?
- Use smart cookie phrases?
- Includes 2 examples to support answer?
- Check for spelling and puncuation?
- Check to see if your answer makes sense?
A child should always reread her answer to check for the above items.
Writing rubric provide the perfect assessment tool to grade a student’s response to a writing, BCR. It’s a great tool that it offers feedback on a student’s strengths and weaknesses.