Grading Papers in Stages

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Just found this great idea at http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com, and I can’t wait to make some rubrics to go along with it.  Kim offers a sample timeline and assigns each date a task and point value.  Students accomplishing the task get 100% of the points that day, while students not completing the task get partial or no credit.  I think this could really help some of less motivated students complete their work on time, PLUS provide some meaningful daily grades for writing (even when we work on a large paper for an extended period of time).

Planning/Drafting/Editing Daily Assessment

Task

Due Date

Points

Sign Off

1.2.

3.

4.

5.

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Total Points_____/_____

Final Draft Rubric

3 points 2 points 1 points
Introduction Engaging beginning
Thesis statement
Introduces topic
Includes 2 of the 3 Includes 1 of the 3
Body 3 detailed paragraphs
3 topic sentences
3 closing sentences
Includes 2 of the 3 Includes 1 of the 3
Conclusion Restates thesis
Includes opinion
Wraps up the paper
Includes 2 of the 3 Includes 1 of the 3
Conventions Correct capitalization
Correct spelling
Correct punctuation
Includes 2 of the 3 Includes 1 of the 3

Total Points ____/12   (x 3 = final score)

Add the total points from each of the 2 assessments to reach a final grade for the project.

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