Getting a 4
Is everyone feeling it? That current of tension that runs through the English Department right before the STAAR test? I'm feeling it again, and I have to admit that, this year, it's getting to me.
But this post isn't about that.
This post is about something I created.
I wanted my kids to understand the key term UNIQUE in the STAAR rubric. And so I created a worksheet where kids can reflect on what made each of these 4s unique and how they can incorporate that uniqueness into their own writing. Since we're all a little burnt out on the right vs. wrong mentality, I made this worksheet subjective. As long as their answer is thoughtful and shows true reflection, they receive full credit.
Click here for the worksheet.