First Grade Reading Rubric
This is how your work will be evaluated.

Emerging
1
Developing
2

Satisfactory
3

Proficient
4

Score






Letter Identification
Student can identify letters of the alphabet both uppercase and lowercase.
(Score of 0-41)
Student can identify letters of the alphabet both uppercase and lowercase.
(Score of 42-44)
Student can identify uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
(Score of 45-48)
Student can identify letters of the alphabet both lowercase and uppercase.
(Score of 49-54)

Word Test
(Letter Blending & Sight Words)
Student can read or slowly articulate and blend sounds within a word.
(Score of 0-2)
Student can read or slowly articulate and blend sounds within a word.
(Score 3-8)
Student can read or slowly articulate and blend sounds within a word.
(Score 9-15)
Student can read or slowly articulate and blend sounds within a word.
(Score 16-20)

Concepts About Print
Student identifies or recognizes information that will help with identifying print concepts.
(Score of 0-9)
Student identifies or recognizes information that will help with identifying print concepts.
(Score of 10-15)
Student identifies or recognizes information that will help with identifying print concepts.
(Score of 16-19)
Student identifies or recognizes information that will help with identifying print concepts.
(Score of 20-24)

Writing Vocabulary
Student can independently write words he/she knows.
(Score 0-12)
Student can independently write words he/she knows.
(Score 13-27)
Student can independently write words he/she knows.
(Score 28-33)
Student can independently write words he/she knows.
(Score 34 or above)

Hearing and Recording Sounds in Words
(Sound Recognition)
Student can identify and record letter sounds in a dictated sentence.
(Score of 0-10)
Student can identify and record letter sounds in a dictated sentence.
(Score of 11-20)
Student can identify and record letter sounds in a dictated sentence.
(Score of 21-30)
Student can identify and record letter sounds in a dictated sentence.
(Score of 31-37)

Text Reading Level
Student reads text independently at above 90% accuracy rate.
(Level 1-6)
Student reads text independently at above 90% accuracy rate.
(Level 7-9)
Student reads text independently at above 90% accuracy rate.
(Level 10-13)
Student reads text independently at above 90% accuracy rate.
(Level 14 or above)


Each Running Record is done with the child showing what skills and strategies are used independently. The Running Record is taken daily on a book that was introduced the day before. The teacher provides a praise point which focuses on what the child has been encouraged to do in previous lessons. A teaching point is also offered where the child could have used a skill or strategy to help at an unknown word or part. The teaching point and praise point can sometimes be linked together. The teacher can ask the child to attempt the new strategy in a different part of the book. It is then encouraged to help the child "discover" some of these things in other parts of the lesson. Linking reading and writing can help children use what they know in one place and modify it to use in another.