Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Picture Rubric

In the beginning of the year I set a lot of expectations. One of the tools I use is a picture rubric to show what I expect when it comes to drawing.

Picture Rubric
It is hard to see in this picture but the bottom drawing is a sketch of the house in pencil.

I do a mini-lesson on adding detail and color to your drawings. I ask the students to tell me the differences they notice between each level. First graders are so precious, they always tell me I am such a good artist. LOL, I wish!  

Often in the beginning of the year I will refer to the chart and ask, "What can you do to make your drawing a 4?"

It isn't long before they are saying, "Look Mrs. B, I added birds flying in the sky to make my picture a 4!"


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33 comments:

  1. I just posted about this on my blog with a suggestion for everyone to look at what you did. This is such an awesome idea! Thank ypou for posting it!

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  2. Wonderful idea. Thank you for posting. I will definitely be using this.

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  3. Superb idea!!! I am going to have to try it!!!

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  4. Great idea! I think I might try this in my class this year!

    Ѽ Alessia
    Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

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  5. Love it! So simple and concrete for the kiddos!

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  6. This is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. This is such a great idea, thanks for sharing!

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  8. I really like this idea! I teach 3rd grade and assume my students know how to make a "good picture." I definitely think this will help us. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. We do a ton of guided drawing as part of our writing program called Write from the Beginning.
    By the end of the year I am amazed by the details in their work.I love how you displayed this sequentially. Thanks for this idea.
    Fran@kindergartencrayons.blogspot.com

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  10. Thank yo so much for that! I am always struggling with how to make my kids take more time on their drawings.

    FirstGradeFriends

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  11. I did almost the same thing! At the end of last year I had a few kids color pictures for me, from really bad scribble scrabble to lots of color and details. But I had them use a coloring sheet so my rubric is really for coloring and not drawing. But every year I have the kid who scribbles every picture red when I ask him to color his sheet. I think the rubric is really going to help. I love yours!
    I also plan on making a writing one that ranges from an incomplete sentence with no punctuation, spaces, or regard to capital/lowercase to a neat complete sentence or two with all the correct mechanics.

    www.fisforfirstgrade.blogspot.com

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  12. Great motivation for youngsters! Thanks for sharing!

    Hope
    www.shenanigansinsecond.blogspot.com

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  13. AWESOME idea!!! I so need to do this! It drives me NUTS when kids only give half effort on their drawings even though I know they can do more! I am soooooooo doing this! Thanks! Between this and "The Crayon Box that Talks" I'm bound to have more effort this year!!! Thanks for always sharing!
    Cyndy
    Counting with Coffee

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  14. Jenn,
    This is great! Thank you for the idea. I always try to get more out of my kiddos when it comes to coloring and drawing. A rubric--A-HA!
    Thank you!
    ☺ Tanya
    First Grade is Fantabulous!

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  15. Thanks so much for sharing! :) Love this idea!

    Adventures in Teaching

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  16. Another great idea! LOVE this and will definitely use it in my classroom! Thank you!! :)

    Oh My Little Classity Class

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  17. Love this idea!! Thanks for sharing!! =)
    -Jackie and Danielle-
    sisterteachers.blogspot.com

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  18. If this post were a Facebook page, I'd "like" it! Thanks :)

    Rachel
    asartiparty.blogspot.com

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  19. Duh! I've used rubrics for everything...except for their pictures...Thanks for the super idea!
    Mandy
    firstgradetothecore

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  20. I like this idea so much that it just sparked my pinterest! ;)

    Tammi
    Having Fun K-1

    TammiL(dot)13(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Oh my gosh, not only is this a great idea to help children with their drawings; it is a GREAT way to introduce rubrics. Well done Jenn!
    Camille
    An Open Door

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  22. That is such a simple yet effective idea; I love it! Our art teacher has a similar rubric hanging in her class, yet it never occurred to me to make my own! I am definitely going to work on my own today (before I forget!). Thanks for the great idea Jenn!

    Live.Laugh.Teach.Repeat

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  23. Love this..
    Where can I get the pocket chart to display this?? bharmor@hotmail.com
    Love your blog!
    B.

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  24. I love this. What a wonderful idea. I am going to copy you, although I thought about adding writing beside it. #1 would be a simple sentence leading to #4 being a detailed sentence. Did you put this in Pinterest? I love to save anchor chart ideas in Pinterest.

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  25. Barbara-I didn't use a pocket chart. I just used butcher paper and laminated.

    Kristi-LOL, I don't pin my own ideas but you are welcome to!

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  26. TOTAL head slap moment! Thanks sooo much for this! I pinned it and will be blogging about you tomorrow. (Hubby says it's bedtime- sigh) :)

    Warmly,
    GracehopperLearning

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  27. One of my Kindergarten teacher friends uses a very similar rubric to show kids how to add detail to their writing.

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  28. I have the same thing but it also has words at the bottom to show that progression from adJufHL8ug to I se a hows.

    Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

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  29. What a fantastic idea. I would have never thought of coming up with a way to visually explain standards for drawings. Really, really clever!

    Baggy Trousers at A Crucial Week In The Life of an NQT

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  30. What a great idea! I adapted it to our 6pt. rubric, and will use it with my class. THanks!

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