Collection by Jenny Santos

Jenny Santos
Rating Your Writing Posters!

Rate Your Writing Chart

This summer is flying by and I’m starting to feel a little panicky even though school doesn’t start until the last week of August. It’s time to get crackin’ on my to do list. I’m sure many of you have seen rating chart for writing on Pinterest. Not only do I love it, but I NEED it! The only problem is that it’s geared towards 1st grade. I decided to create my own to use with my 3rd graders. My kiddos still need a visual of what good writing can look like. Even though they should be writing…

Be a "four star participant" - excellent tool to use during small group instruction! Freebies and ideas on setting up close reading in your classroom too!

Let’s Have a Close Talk FREEBIES (Chapter 7!) – Lyndsey Kuster

Hi Everyone! I’m here to discuss Chapter 7 of Close Reading in Elementary School with you all. I missed out on Chapter 6’s discussion. If you did too, you can go read it over […]

great way to help kids with their pictures and details in their picture!

First Grade Garden

We had a fun-filled week full of gingerbread activities. If you have not purchased Deanna Jump's GIngerbread Unit, DO IT!! It is full of amazing activities! She has some freebies on her blog too. So we started out by making our gingerbread journals. I followed Deanna's steps to make the gingerbread man, but for the booklet, I just folded a large piece of construction paper in half, stapled our activity pages inside, and rounded the top corners. It was so easy to make and a lot less cutting…

rate your writing. setting a goal, using a rubric.

Writing Posters

Sometimes you take the time to make something that looks good, but when it's all said and done you don't use it. Well, that's not the case w...

4-Star Kindergarten Rubric could have sworn I pinned this. Love this rubric for simple, day-to-day K writing skill reinforcement. Free on TPT :)

4-Star Kindergarten Rubric

This resource will help your kindergarten students self-monitor as they complete their writing. Students can compare their work to the rubric to see how many stars it's worth.

An adorable writing checklist for primary grades! One column for the kiddo, one for the teacher to do together and staple to their writing!

Student & Teacher Writing Checklist for Little Learners!

Student & Teacher Writing Checklist for Little Learners!Updated 7/18' with a new checklist and anchor chart!An adorable writing checklist for primary grades! One column for the kiddo, one for the teacher to do together and staple to their writing!This will help your young students become account...

Common Core Star Rubrics and Differentiated Checklists for grade one$

Common Core Rubrics and Checklists for Teachers and Students - Clever Classroom Blog

I have always taught with an explicit model as the foundation for any lesson. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) provides teachers with exactly this however, negotiating your way through the standards can be difficult and time consuming. The Common Core will challenge students to take learning to new levels. By nature it promotes rigor […]

Student Grading Rubric FREEBIE {For Standards-Based Grading}

Student Grading Rubric FREEBIE {For Standards-Based Grading}

This is a student self-assessment rubric. The visuals will help your students understand the expectations of standards-based grading. This can be used for all subject areas. ===================================================== Use with my other freebie: Show What You Know FREEBIE ===============...

Genius Hour Sample Rubric - student reflection page; helps teacher understand where student is

Genius Hour Sample Rubric - student reflection page; helps teacher understand where student is

Why use rubrics?


I have recently been shocked at the fact that educators don’t really see the need for a rubric. They either find them too specific or too vague. But, I am not really sure they are seeing the …

WritingFix Process: The Post-It Project...creating a community of revisers and editors!

Welcome to the new permanent home of WritingFix

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Walking Through Standards Based Grading: Part 1. Perfect for parent teacher conferences, and over 30 pages of free info!- Young Teacher Love

Walking Through Standards Based Grading: Part 1 - Young Teacher Love

It has been my goal to really dig deep into standards based grading to help you better understand it. The idea of standards based grading aligns PERFECTLY with my Student Data Tracking Binders (click HERE to read up on these) and my Standards Based Assessments (click HERE to read up on these), so I figured […]


What the Teacher Wants!

It's that time of the year when my classroom budget is sitting very close to $0. But something about spring break makes me want to spend some $$$! Instead of spending real money, I thought I'd just share some of my dream purchases. #1: Apple iPad2 I would love to get my hands on one of these babies! I'd like to look at all those awesome educational apps I keep hearing about. I would also L-O-V-E to get 5 or so of these guys to put in a center or use during reading groups or help struggling…

group work rubric idea

Whole Group Participation Rubric

Have you ever wondered how to keep track of the kids' participation during whole group time? Well- here's your answer! A whole group participation rubric. Use for grading. Enjoy!