Dr. Laura L. Runge
LAE 6389.001 Practice Teaching Literature
Lina Michalewicz: TBA
Ginna Wilkerson: Poetry Soup Website
Post #5 Group B
Peer Review CLAQWA - assessment, grading, rubrics
Student Presentation: Literature Review
Student Presentation: Syllabus Check- Ann Basso and Kristi Wilson
Assignment: Make your own rubric for student essays
Notes and Discussion Questions:In this class we will have the opportunity to hear from two USF specialists in assessment: Terri Flateby and Felix Wao. I have asked them to speak to you briefly about some of the methods of assessment and evaluation available to USF instructors, including the peer review CLAQWA. I have also told them that you have read the chapters in McKeachie on evaluation, grading, testing, cheating, and assessment, and that you have done this two part project on grading an essay. They also know that you are familiar with rubrics and that you have prepared one for class today. See below.
After their brief presentation, I would like for them to serve as facilitators and resources in your peer review session of the separate rubrics you have written. After this, they will facilitate a discussion of rubrics, grading, and any other topics on assessment that you have. Please come prepared to ask questions.
Active learning and discussionRubics
As the final part of this grading experience, I would like for you to develop your own rubric for assessing literature essays. While you can adopt any number of models we have already looked at this semester, please be aware of the unique objectives that teaching literature brings. Consider how you will evaluate, for example, the different stages of critical thinking, knowledge of and interpretation of the literature, originality of thought and insight. These are some of the more complex aspects of writing about literature.
In your peer review in class, please consider some of the following questions:
Are the descriptions clear and straigtforward? Are there areas of potential confusion?
Are the levels appropriate for the grades or values assigned? Are there grades and values assigned?
Will this be a useful tool for students?
Will this be a useful tool for the instructor?