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Report Card Habits of Work and Learning (HOWLs) Rubrics

HOWLs Elements in detail


RESPECT

Elements 4 3 2 1

I work
cooperatively with others

 

* I am meeting the criteria for a three and…

* I am taking a leadership role by guiding the group to accomplish a task while making sure all voices are heard

*I work with my peers to accomplish a task

*I contribute ideas that benefit the group

*I listen to the ideas of others

*I have to be reminded to work with my peers to accomplish a task

*I need to be reminded to contribute ideas

*I have to be reminded to listen to
the ideas of others

*I am not contributing to my group

*I am distracting my group or another group

I communicate
politely and
kindly

 

* I am meeting the criteria for a three and…

* I am taking a leadership role by guiding others

* I create opportunities for others to join the conversation

* I use language that is appropriate to the school setting

* I actively listen to the ideas of others

*I have to be reminded to use words that include others

*I need reminders to use language that is appropriate to the school setting

*I need reminders to listen to the ideas of others

I am not yet:

*Using words that include others

*Using language that is appropriate to the school setting

*Actively listening to the ideas of others

I take care
of building resources and
look for ways
to improve our community

 

* I am meeting the criteria for a three and...

* I seek out opportunities to raise awareness of issues that improve my school and community

* I use all materials appropriately

* I return all materials and tools to their proper places

* I leave the room better
 than I  found it

I have to be reminded to:

* Treat materials appropriately

* Return all materials and tools to their proper places

* Leave the space better than I found it

I do not:

* Treat materials appropriately yet

* Return all materials/tools to their proper places yet

* Leave the space better than I found it

RESPONSIBILITY

ELEMENTS 4 3 2 1

I arrive for each class prepared

* I am meeting the criteria for a three and…

* I help others to be ready to learn

* I begin class according to expectations: right away with the required materials on my desk

* Follow teacher instructions from the board right away and am ready to learn

* I am not in my seat on time

* I begin class with most of the required materials

* I get distracted at the beginning of class

* I am late for class

* I am missing several materials

* I distract others at the beginning of class

I carefully and thoughtfully complete all class assignments to the best of my ability and in a timely manner

* I am meeting the criteria for a three and…

* I challenge myself with work that is above and beyond

* I complete all assignments according to the given timeline

* My work is authentic and thorough and is completed with care and accuracy.

* I independently make up missed work in a timely manner

* I sometimes complete assignments according to the timeline

* I sometimes complete authentic work with care and accuracy.

* I sometimes make up missed work

I need to:

* Complete assignments according to the timeline

* Complete assignments to the best of my ability

* Make up missed work

I participate fully and mindfully in class

* I am meeting the criteria for a three and…

* I take a leadership role showing respect in classroom discussions and learning

* I actively listen and positively engage in classroom discussion

* I am focused on the learning and do not speak out while others are speaking

* I have to be reminded to listen to others and engage in the discussion

* I have to be reminded to stay focused on the learning task

* I do not listen or engage in
discussion yet

* I am not focused on the
learning task yet

PERSEVERANCE

ELEMENTS 4 3 2 1

I assess my
work based
on the
established
criteria

* I am meeting the criteria for a three and…

* I can explain
my plan for using
the criteria to exceed
on the assignment

* I understand the criteria for assessing my work

* I can explain which criteria I have met and my plans for revision

* I understand some of the established criteria

* I can begin to explain some of the criteria I have met

* I do not understand the established criteria

* I have not assessed my work based on the criteria

I learn from
feedback and
revise my
work

* I am meeting the criteria for a three and…

* I can explain my plan for using feedback to exceed on the assignment

* I effectively use
feedback to revise
my work

* There is evidence that I have effectively revised my work

* I have to be reminded to use
feedback to revise my work to meet the learning target

* I can present evidence that I
sometimes revise my work

I do not:

*Use feedback to revise my work to meet the learning target yet

* I do not have evidence that I revise my work

I improve my learning by seeking help when needed and
by asking questions

* I am meeting the criteria for a three and…

* I seek new challenges to improve my learning

* I ask the teachers and my peers specific questions when I am confused

* I use class time for projects, and/or before and after school time to improve my learning

* I let the teacher know when I am confused, but I do not ask specific questions

* I sometimes use class time for projects and/or before and after school time to improve my learning

I do not:

*Ask questions

* Use class time for projects and/or before and after school time to improve my learning