Reading Rubric

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The student will be able to demonstrate comprehension of written materials through application of specific critical reading techniques appropriate to the type of materials and purpose of the reading task.

Four point rubric: 4 = exemplary reading skills
3 = expected college level reading skills
2 = below college level reading skills; improvement needed
1 = limited reading skills, improvements required

Given a reading task or assignment, the student:

4.
  • Independently varies the use of critical reading techniques according to the type of material and purpose for reading, particularly for study reading tasks
  • Analyzes written materials for the following elements (when applicable): writer's purpose, main idea, organizational patterns, tone, audience, bias, and point of view
  • Analyzes written materials for the following underlying ideas of the writer: assumptions, blocks, inferences
  • Identifies and explains language devices and language adaptations in written materials, as they contribute to the writer's meaning
  • Determines, understands, and recalls meanings of new vocabulary words through context clues
  • Evaluates the logic and accuracy of evidence in support of the writer's main idea
  • Independently applies critical reading skills to support acceptance or rejection of written materials
3.
  • Varies the use of critical reading techniques according to the type of material and purpose for reading, particularly for study reading tasks, although not completely independently
  • Can identify the following elements (when applicable): writer's purpose, main idea, organizational patterns, tone, audience, bias, and point of view, as they contribute to the writer's meaning
  • Can identify the following underlying ideas of the writer: assumptions, blocks, inferences
  • Identifies language devices and language adaptations in written materials, as they contribute to the writer's meaning
  • Determines and understands meanings of new vocabulary words through context clues
  • Identifies the logic and accuracy of evidence in support of the writer's main idea
  • Applies critical reading skills to support acceptance or rejection of written materials, although not completely independently
2.
  • Uses the same literal reading techniques for all types of written materials regardless of type or purpose, even though study reading requires specific types of reading techniques
  • Can identify the writer's main idea
  • Can sometimes identify the underlying ideas of the writer: assumptions, blocks, inferences
  • Can sometimes identify language devices and language adaptations in written materials when directed that these are in the material
  • Sometimes determines meanings of new vocabulary words through context clues, although sometimes avoids new words
  • Sometimes identifies general support sentences
  • Applies literal reading skills to comprehend and support acceptance or rejection of written materials, although not independently
1.
  • Has difficulty using literal reading techniques for written materials regardless of type or purpose, even though study reading requires specific types of reading techniques
  • Has difficulty in identifying the writer's main idea,
  • Has difficulty in identifying the following underlying ideas of the writer: assumptions, blocks, inferences
  • Does not understand language devices and language adaptations in written materials
  • Generally avoids new words in written materials
  • Has difficulty in identifying general support sentences
  • Rarely comprehends enough of written materials to logically comprehend, accept or reject the concepts