Pebbles, Sand, and Silt FOSS Kit First Grade Spring 2011 Descriptive Writing of Physical Properties Rubric

Color Does not attempt to use content vocabulary to describe color Size Does not attempt to use content vocabulary to describe size Texture Does not attempt to use content vocabulary to describe texture Shape Does not attempt to use content vocabulary to describe shape

Novice

Points
Apprentice

0
Attempts to use content vocabulary to describe the color of the earth material but uses vocabulary incorrectly

0
Attempts to use content vocabulary to describe the size of the earth material but uses vocabulary incorrectly

0
Attempts to use content vocabulary to describe the texture of the earth material but uses vocabulary incorrectly

0
Attempts to use content vocabulary to describe the shape of the earth material but uses vocabulary incorrectly

Points
Practitioner

5
Uses content vocabulary to describe the color of the earth material

5
Uses content vocabulary to describe the size of the earth material

5
Uses content vocabulary to describe the texture of the earth material

5
Uses content vocabulary to describe the shape of the earth material

Points
Expert

10
Uses content vocabulary, as well as other adjectives, to describe the color of the earth material

10
Uses content vocabulary, as well as other adjectives, to describe the size of the earth material

10
Uses content vocabulary, as well as other adjectives, to describe the texture of the earth material

10
Uses content vocabulary, as well as other adjectives, to describe the shape of the earth material

Points 15 15 15 15 Related Learning Goals (LG2): The first grade students will be able to compose written observations of various earth materials based on physical properties such as size, shape, color, and texture. Assessment Goal: At least 80% of the first grade students will receive 35 points or higher as outlined on this rubric.

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