Student Reading Response Rubric
 

CRITERIA

UNDERSTANDING

INTERPRETATION

PERSONAL RESPONSE

CRITICAL RESPONSE

LEVEL 4
EXCEEDS THE STANDARD

I recall the important elements of the story in order, with details. My response has a sense of story.

I made a prediction, conclusion, and/or comparison by using supporting details from the story.

I made connections from my life to characters or events in the story. I give details to explain my connections.

I tell what I think about the story. I support it with details from the story or my life.

LEVEL 3
MEETS THE STANDARD

I recall the important elements of the story in order. My response has a sense of story.

I made a prediction, conclusion, and/or comparison using some details from the story.

I made a connection from my life to the events in the story. I give details to explain.

I tell what I think about the story. I support it with details from the story.

LEVEL 2
NEARLY MEETS THE STANDARD

I recall some important elements of the story. The elements are not in order and/or complete.

I made a prediction, conclusion, or comparison. I lack details.

I made a connection from my life to events in the story. I lack details.

I tell what I think about the story, but I don't use details from the text.

LEVEL 1
LITTLE EVIDENCE OF THE STANDARD

I recall elements of the story. They may not be important or complete.

I made an inappropriate prediction, conclusion, or comparison. I lack details.

I tell events from the story and/or my life, but they are not connected.

I tell about the story without telling what I think.

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