Lesson Two: Get Ready to Grade

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How are these things scored?

Take a look at the rubric for both a short response and an extended response. Spend a little extra time considering the requirements of the extended response rubric. It is considerably more complex than the short response.

https://www.engageny.org/resource/released-2016-3-8-ela-and-mathematics-state-test-questions/file/148506

Short Response Rubric: Page 1

Extended Response Rubric: Page 2

How Can I Simplify This?

Lets talk about the basics so we don't get overwhelmed.

In essence, all answers require a claim or inference. This is an original thought or idea that the student comes up with in their head, based on the reading. This answer will not be directly in the text, but will be able to be supported.

The second requirement is to support their claim or inference. This requires a minimum of 2 details from the text. These details are found directly in the text but should be restated so as not to copy the author word for word.

The 4 point rubric looks more complicated but truly isn't. The questions themselves require more writing and are often requiring more than one claim. (Describe Johnny's personality at the beginning and end of the story. This would require 2 separate claims with supporting evidence for both.)

Get Prepared to Grade (2-Point Response)

Read this short story called "A Bad Move". Understand that you will not be answering the question that is asked. You are going to be grading the responses of students. You need to know and understand the story, as well as any possible answers that students may come up with.

http://www.readworks.org/get/227856

Question: Why is the story titled "A Bad Move"? Give 2 detail from the text to support your answer.

Click the following link to grade some possible answers submitted by students. If you are incorrect be sure to read the responses and figure out why the answers are scored as marked.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeyXLRjuqdgvUhXCEiV_GVS6qVy0TMaIMIQ-JCL9g4NWzxVEg/viewform

Get Prepared to Grade (4-Point Response)

You have already read the short story titled "A Bad Move" We are now going to read a second story titled, "A Good Night". The following question will ask you to remember what you learned from both texts while answering the question. Again, understand that you will not be answering the question that is asked. You are going to the grading the responses of students. You need to know and understand both texts, as well as any possible answers that students may come up with.

http://www.readworks.org/get/254257

Question: Both A Bad Move and A Good Night can teach us something. What can the story, "A Bad Move" teach us? What can the article, "A Good Night" teach us? Be sure to use details from both texts while answering the questions.

Click the following link to grade some possible answers submitted by students. If you are incorrect be sure to read the responses and figure out why the answers are scored as marked.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKUOgygl_JUUIN7iHfqnqWv3nqJQi5oRyRap_ZKyTf9OPjWA/viewform


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