Grading rubric for Reading Journals

Below you will find rubrics and a grading scale for our reading journals. 

 

Reading Response Journal Rubric for Co-Taught Class

Name and #___________________________     Date_________________

 

 

OUTSTANDING!

4 pts.

WOW!

3 pts.

SO-SO

2 pts.

OOPS!

1 pt.

Quality of

Writing

-You always attempt deeper thinking in your responses.

-You make connections, ask questions, draw conclusions, and make inferences about the text.

-You do not simply summarize the story.

-You provide examples (evidence) to explain your thinking.

-You usually attempt deeper thinking in your responses.

-You make connections, ask questions, draw conclusions, and make inferences about the text in some of your entries.

-You begin to summarize the story.

-You do not provide examples (evidence) to explain your thinking.

-Sometimes you attempt deeper thinking in your responses.

-You summarize the story.

-Your notebook has few responses.

-You made very little effort to respond.

Quantity of

Writing

-You always write in your notebook every day that it is assigned.

-You log your reading daily.

-You usually write in your notebook on assigned days.

-You usually log your reading daily.

-You often write in your notebook at school.

-You log only some of your reading.

-You seldom write in your notebook.

-You log little or no reading in your log.

Neatness

of Entries

-Your notebook looks like you truly treasure writing.

-Someone can easily read your entries.

-Your notebook and entries are usually neat, clean, and carefully written.

-Someone else can usually read your entries.

-Some of your entries in your notebook are neat, and carefully written.

-It’s difficult for someone to read your entries.

-You paid little attention to details or neatness.

-It doesn’t seem that you treasure writing.

-It’s very difficult or impossible to read your entries.

Book Choice

-You have been reading books from different genres.

-You are choosing to read just right books.

-You have been reading different types of books.

-You mostly choose to read just right books.

-You have been reading similar books.

-You mostly choose to read just right books.

-You read the same kinds of books.

-You choose books that are not just right for you.

Reading Focus

-You read 100% of the time.

-You read 90-99% of the time.

-You read 80-89% of the time.

-You read less than 80% of the time.

 

Comments:                                                                                                   Total Points: _____________/20 Points

 

 

3rd Grade Gifted/Advanced Content Reader's Notebook Response Rubric

 

Advanced (4)

Proficient (3)

Basic (2)

Below Basic (1)

Organization

Reader's Notebook is very organized and almost always includes a title, date, and the entries are in sequential order of assignments.

Reader's Notebook is organized and may include a title, date, and the entries are in sequential order of assignments.  However, may be consistently missing one of the items.

Reader's Notebook is somewhat organized and may include a title, date, and the entries are in sequential order of assignments.  However, may be consistently missing two or more of the items.

 

Reader's Notebook is unorganized and may include a title, date, and the entries may be in random order.

Volume of Reading

Reader's Notebook shows evidence of entries made on a consistent basis (all 5 days).

 

*very few grammar/spelling errors/incomplete sentences

 

 

Reader's Notebook shows evidence of entries made on a regular basis (such as 4 out of 5 days)

 

*very few grammar/spelling errors/incomplete sentences

 

Reader's Notebook shows evidence of entries made on a somewhat regular basis (such as 3 out of 5 days).

 

*too many grammar/spelling errors/incomplete sentences

 

Reader's Notebook rarely shows evidence of entries made.

 

*too many grammar/spelling errors; incomplete sentences; can’t understand

 

Thoughtful Entries

Reader's Notebook contains thoughtful entries which includes at least five of the following ten:

*predictions

*questions

*connections

*inferences

*responses to characters

*responses to events

*identify author's purpose

*compare and contrast information in the story

*personal opinions

 

Reader's Notebook contains thoughtful entries which includes at least four of the following ten:

*predictions

*questions

*connections

*inferences

*responses to characters

*responses to events

*identify author's purpose

*compare and contrast information in the story

*personal opinions

 

Reader's Notebook contains thoughtful entries which includes at least three of the following ten:

*predictions

*questions

*connections

*inferences

*responses to characters

*responses to events

*identify author's purpose

*compare and contrast information in the story

*personal opinions

 

Reader's Notebook contains thoughtful entries which includes at least two of the following ten:

*predictions

*questions

*connections

*inferences

*responses to characters

*responses to events

*identify author's purpose

*compare and contrast information in the story

*personal opinions

 

Text Support

Reader's Notebook entries are always well supported by evidence from the text (uses examples).

Reader's Notebook entries are supported by evidence from the text most of the time (uses examples).

Reader's Notebook entries are supported by evidence from the text some of the time (uses examples).

 

Reader's Notebook entries are not supported by evidence from the text (uses examples).

 

 

 

Grading Rubric for Reading Journals

Gifted/AC

Co-Taught

16=100

15=97

14=95

13=92

12=90

11=87

10=85

9=82

8=80

7=77

6=75

5=72

4=70

3=67

2=65

1=60

20=100

19=98

18=96

17=94

16=92

15=90

14=88

13=86

12=84

11=82

10=80

9=78

8=76

7=74

6=72

5=70

4=68

3=66

2=64

1=62