Grading the ELA portion of the Upper Elementary Report Card

Use this page as a step-by-step guide to help you grade each element of the Reading and Writing portions of the Upper Elementary Report Card. Below each section, find useful tools to help you gather data so that grading the report card will be much easier!


Tools / Rubrics are included to support the Report Card in the following areas:

1 Page Rubric that applies to ALL content areas
ü academic achievement grade
ü homework grade
ü behavior
ü participation



Tools / Rubrics that apply to ELA ONLY

ü Upper elementary Report card markings

ü Fluency scoring guide

ü Writing scoring Key

ü Comprehension targets for each trimester




How to mark specific Language Arts sections of the Report Card:


READING

  • Comprehends grade level narrative text
  • Comprehends grade level informational text using text structure and text features
  • Uses strategies to comprehend narrative and informational text

ü Use notes from conferring and small group instruction (See complete conferring form below)





ü Assess student responses to reading and student reflections to determine the use of strategies as a reader

Independent Reading Assessment:

Reader’s notebook rubric:

Reader’s notebook/response journal score sheet:

Comprehension strategy rubric:

ü Fountas and Pinnell assessment

ü Informal Reading Assessment for independent reading books (http://tc.readingandwritingproject.com/)

ü SMART goal setting sheet for students


  • Applies word recognition strategies to read accurately

ü The running record portion of the F & P assessment, as well as opportunities to informally listen to students read within conferring should be used to determine the accuracy and use of word recognition strategies. Students performing at or above benchmark are assumed to have proficient accuracy. You may choose to have a student read a paragraph to you if you are unsure.

ü Informal Reading Assessment for independent reading books (http://tc.readingandwritingproject.com/)

ü Complete conferring form:


  • Reads Fluently

ü The running record portion of the F & P assessment, as well as opportunities to informally listen to students read within conferring should be used to assess the students’ fluency. Students performing at or above benchmark aren’t required to do the running record portion of the assessment. You may choose to have a student read a paragraph to you if you are unsure.

ü Informal Reading Assessment for independent reading books (http://tc.readingandwritingproject.com/)

ü Complete conferring form:


ü Listening as students read aloud in class


  • Chooses to read “just right” books during independent reading time

ü Complete conferring form:


ü Reader’s Notebook Rubric:

ü Independent reading self checklist:

ü Reading logs:

ü Grading goals and stamina form: use with





WRITING

  • Using the writing process while focusing on…..

ü Use notes from classroom observations and from conferring and small group instruction to assess this


ü Use grades from 'quick writes' from 6+1 Traits focus writing lessons/assignments


  • Demonstrates stamina as a writer

ü Use notes from classroom observations and from conferring and small group instruction to assess this

ü Use quick assessment of length and frequency of writing journal entries


ü Conferring Form A (writing workshop)


Additional Resources to assess the 6 + 1 Traits and writing: