Read-aloud Rubric 


 

In this assignment you will plan and present in class a read aloud activity you would use with middle grade students.  The read aloud should link to content area curriculum and support students' learning.  It should be appropriate in length and presented exactly as you would to middle grades students.  (5 points)

Specifically, your read aloud activity will be evaluated with the rubric below.
 

Grade Components Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Exemplary Points Earned
Selects literature that is appropriate for use in a content area classroom and provides background information 

(1 point possible)

Not really connected to a content area; teacher  provides no more than the title. Piece selected clearly supports a particular content area concept or idea; teacher clearly describes the connection; teacher provides the title and author for the piece. Piece selected clearly supports several concepts in the same content area or concepts in different content areas; the teacher clearly describes those connections; teacher provides information about the piece beyond the title and the author.   
"Ties reading to pleasure, not pain." 

(1 point possible)

The teacher shows little expression/enthusiasm. The teacher shows some expression/ enthusiasm. The teacher reads with expression and enthusiasm.  
Encourages discussion and application of content material. 

(1 point possible)

The teacher does not ask questions to encourage students to think, question, or apply the read-aloud to what is being learned in the content area. The teacher asks few questions to encourage students to think, question, or apply the read-aloud to what is being learned in the content area. The teacher stimulates students to think, question, or apply the read-aloud to what is being learned in the content area.  
Makes the content "come alive." 

(1 point possible)

The piece chosen does not make the content real/relevant/or interesting. The piece chosen  makes the content  more real/relevant/or interesting. The piece chosen makes the content very real/relevant/ and interesting.  
Encourages further reading and inquiry. 

(1 point possible)

There is nothing in the teacher's presentation that encourages students to look beyond the read-aloud for further information. There are suggestions by the teacher of reasons students might want to look beyond the read-aloud for further information. The teacher incorporates several questions that leave students wanting to look beyond the read-aloud for further information about content.  
(5 points possible)        

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