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!"