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Laura Hansen
Models and Rubrics
Sun Nov 23, 2014 21:55

Rachel, I am an avid audiobook listener. I love listening to the narration of a story and got excited when I read your idea of students rating various readings and I think it would be incredibly beneficial. Also, perhaps not just providing a single model from the teacher but using a variety of "readers." I think especially with older students, you could even have them rate the readers with a rubric. We used Rasinski's Four Point or Multidimensional Fluency Rubric and while it was difficult to use with our students, with older student, I would imagine you would have a lot more success. Once students have had practice rating other readers, they could work towards rating their own reading with the same rubric.

  • Read Alouds - Rachel Yakey, Sun Nov 23 16:41
    You bring up a very good point, Melissa, about our students hearing enough "good reading". When I had a block schedule (120 minutes) for ELA I always did a read aloud and my students loved it. It was ... more
    • Models and Rubrics - Laura Hansen, Sun Nov 23 21:55
      • Multidimensional Fluency Rubric - Ashley Pennell, Mon Nov 24 19:43
        We just discussed the subjectivity of using a scale to rate prosody, specifically Rasinski's scale, in Dr. Trathen's class this past Saturday. We even practiced "rating" the different areas of... more
        • Re Rubric - Rachel Yakey, Tue Nov 25 10:13
          It what ways would you modify it, since you are familiar with the rubric.
      • Rasinski's - Rachel Yakey, Mon Nov 24 07:16
        Laura, that is a great idea. I had thought to use people other than my students reading because I didn't want to embarrass anyone. Is that something I can get online or do you have a copy of it?
        • Rasinski - Melissa Boyd, Mon Nov 24 17:50
          Rachel--just google Rasinski's Four Point Fluency Rubric.
          • Re Melissa - Rachel Yakey, Tue Nov 25 10:14
            Thank you!
    • read alouds - Melissa Boyd, Sun Nov 23 18:42
      i try to read aloud as much as possible. I also have books on CD in a literacy station. On Fridays we have a mystery reader (parent, grandparent, school employee, community volunteers, etc) that read ... more
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