Grade-Specific Rubrics

The EGUSD CCSS-Aligned Rubrics have been centrally located on one page. Click here to access grade-specific rubrics.

Additional Resources

Standards Alignment Guide – This 3-column handout is organized as follows: Column 1 – Questions to ask yourself to determine which Common Core standards work best with a particular text. Column 2 – Lists sample question frames for each standard. Column 3 – Deconstructs the standard to discrete skills associated with the standard. Column 3 is useful for writing targeted learning objectives. Much of the content for column 2 and 3 utilized work done by the Delaware Department of Education.

3rd Grade Standards at a Glance – ELA standards for 3rd grade only, condensed onto a 4-page document

Language of Writing Instruction – Lists CCSS writing terminology and identifies at which grade level each term is used

Social Studies and Science Prompts, CCSS-aligned – (Teacher created) The prompts in this document were those created by teachers during the preservice workshop days.

Text-Dependent Question (TDQ) Bank – This TDQ bank includes multiple question frames organized by reading-literature and reading-informational text standard. Some standards do not have examples since it’s completely dependent on the texts being used as to what the question could be (e.g., standards asking students to compare texts).

3rd Grade CCSS Reading Standards for Literature and Informational Text – Reading – Literature and Informational Text standards, side-by-side

Guiding/Criteria Questions When Crafting Writing Prompts – Provides a description of the three purposes of writing in the CCSS and guiding questions to ask oneself when crafting a prompt

Writing Prompts and Supporting Lessons/Text-Dependent Questions (TDQs) – Along with the writing prompts below, the documents contain suggestions for providing daily writing instruction as part of process writing.  Also included are TDQs that could be asked during reading instruction so that the mentor/model texts help demonstrate for students specific writing techniques.

Narrative Prompt with Instructional Support

Informational Prompt with Instructional Support

Informational Prompt Graphic Organizer (blank – biomes)

Informational Prompt Graphic Organizer (completed headings – biomes)