Read-write-think lessons allow students to "learn language, learn about language and learn through language. The following lesson can be used across grade levels as well as across curriculum. Building on Prior Knowledge This lesson uses graphic organizers to record the what students know, before and after a text is read. The text may be a story, an article or a textbook lesson, which is why it can be used across curriculum.


Students will write well organized, cohesive papers. Work functions well as a whole. Piece has a clear flow and a sense of purpose. Response has either a strong lead, developed body, or satisfying conclusion, but not all three.

Awkward or missing transitions. Students will use appropriate voice and tone in writing. Voice is confident and appropriate. Active, not passive Readwritethink. A strong sense of both authorship and audience.

The speaker sounds as if he or she cares too little or too much about the topic. Or the voice fades in and out. But the paper could have been written by anyone. Overly formal or informal. Students will demonstrate original, creative writing. Excellent use of imagery; similes; vivid, detailed descriptions; figurative language; puns; wordplay; metaphor; irony.

Surprises the reader with unusual associations, breaks conventions, thwarts expectations. Some startling images, a few stunning associative leaps with a weak conclusion or lesser, more ordinary images and comparisons.

Borrows ideas or images from popular culture in an unreflective way. Rubric is a modification of one presented by: University Community Links n.

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