There was a lot of interest at EduCon about our grading rubrics at SLA, so I’m putting out the one I wrote for the Personal Reading History.
The Friday before the project was due, students completed a peer editing routine similar to the one that they do for 2Fer Essays. (This was also EduCon Friday, so if you visited on that day, chances are good this is what you saw.) The peer editing sheet had the following questions, with room for written comments as well. I often use this blend of on-screen and on-paper notes, especially when there is no natural way to leave comments in Prezi.
PEER EDIT CHECKLIST Peer Editor: ___________ Creator: _____________
Does the Prezi include the student’s name in the title or first slide? Y / N
How many items for their Reading History do they have? _____________ Are they numbered? Y / N
Does the Reading History do more than just share details? Does it share why these scenes are important for understanding the student’s approach towards reading?
Do they have a basic description / intro for their book? Y / N
Does the Prezi include the book’s title AND author? Y / N
How many items for their Annotations do they have? _______________ Are they numbered? Y / N
Is there a good variety of annotations? Does it share why these annotations are KEY to understanding the book, and the larger themes and ideas behind it?
Do they have two clear items of reflection at the end? Y / N
Does this reflection explain both what they gained from doing the annotations AND examining their personal reading history? Does it connect the two in some way?
Presentation – is the project free of spelling, punctuation, sentence structure issues? Note SPECIFIC problems here, because you can’t mark Prezi with a red pen:
Design- Does the Prezi have a unified theme? Does it flow nicely? Does the path make sense? Note specific moments (by number) that have problems, and explain:
The rubric was published on the back of this peer editing sheet — and we discussed it once the rounds of peer editing and finished, and before revision work began.
The final product was then presented in class on Monday — students did a gallery-style presentation, where they loaded their Prezis on their own computers, and then rotated around the room in 10-minute cycles. They left comments for each other in the rubric section, which was on the back of their peer editing sheet. I left my comments after the student comments, and sometimes in dialogue with what was already written: I agree! Or, I disagree! Each category is out of twenty points, which I scribble as small as possible in the corner of each section.
|Design – The flow of the Prezi is both logical and engaging, and incorporates both text and visuals. There is a unified feel to the project.||Student comments:
The project reflects a deep understanding of the student’s personal reading history as well as the many ways a book can be annotated and analyzed. The content of the project does much more than just scratch the surface of these topics.
Different forms of annotation are applied to the book, and the annotations include commentary about why these details are significant. Closing reflection ties the commentary about the book together.
Project is well-edited and is free of errors in spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, etc. Images or other media included are of high quality.
All points of the project were completed on time and beyond the basic requirements.
Reading History: / 5 Annotations: / 5
Final Product: / 10