9th Grade Science in the News
1. Oral Presentation
make eye contact with the class 5 pts. ________
speak loud enough for class to hear 5 pts. ________
hold head up 5 pts. ________
use note cards 5 pts. ________
knowledgeable 5 pts. ________
2. Written Presentation
5 w’s answered 20 pts. ________
written work is mounted on poster 5 pts. ________
articles are cut out neatly 5 pts. ________
display is colorful 5 pts. ________
display includes hand-drawn map, picture 15 pts.________
A common language would be very useful:
so students can understand the skills of speaking effectively (the same skills are needed for capital S “Speaking” and lower-case s “speaking”);
so teachers can know how to teach those skills.
The logical, multiple-trait framework I introduce in Well Spoken will make teaching and evaluating speaking much easier.
First, recognize that there are two very distinct parts of all effective oral communication: Building the Speech (all the things you do before you utter a word); and Performing the Speech (the skills needed as you are speaking the words). Never blend those two distinct features in a rubric.
Organizers & Checklists for Students:
Click here to see an organizer Erin Rigot of SC uses for creating talks
Click here to see a checklist for “building” a talk
Click here to see a checklist students should use to prepare for “performing” a talk
In the book, I show how a student built a speech against a Supreme Court decision. Click here to see an organizer with the opposite viewpoint.
Score sheets & Rubrics:
Click here to see a “building” rubric.
Click here to see a “performance” rubric.
Click here to see a rubric Laurie Whitmore of CA created for a great beginning-of-the-year assignment. Note that she doesn’t cover all of ACOVA or PVLEGS yet–yes, that is legal!
Click here to see a historical fiction book report rubric.
Click here to see a rubric for K-2 students.
Click here to see a rubric for a high school science organelle project.
Click here to see a podcast rubric from Digitally Speaking.
Click here to see a performance rubric for digital presentations.
Click PVLEGS studentscoring to see a score sheet students should use as they listen.
Click to see a score sheet students should use as they listen. (If I did this correctly, you can print these back-to-back so students can score “building” on one side and “performing” on the other.)