Literature Circle Discussion Rubric

Name of Student:___________________________________ Book:_______________________ Date:______________    

 

Exceptional

Adequate

Acceptable

Needs Guidance

Weak

Following direction skills

Student took leadership role to  keep group on task.

Student followed directions and was always on task

Student was off task some of the time.

Student forget material or are off task some of the time. Student was off task the majority of the time.

Listening Skills

Student  "extended" and built on other's ideas.

Easily listened and followed conversations, commenting often 

Listened carefully for information and commented occasionally.

Student listened but did not interact with the information. Student had difficulty paying attention.

Leadership skills

Student always contributed to every conversation.

Was able assist others to give opinions.

Student contributed to the discussion

Student often offered assistance to others regardless of the issue.

Student contributed occasionally.

Student offered help when asked.

Student contributed only if the discussion director asked for comments.

Student told the teacher when frustrated with others. 

Student did not offer ideas or show any reaction.

Student was critical of other students in group.

Questioning Skills

Student interacted, discussed, and posed questions to all members of the team.

Student often discussed, and posed questions to some members of the team.

Student occasionally posed questions. Student rarely asked questions. Student never asked questions.

Critical thinking skills

Student always exchanged, defended and rethought ideas.

Student often rethought and exchanged ideas with the team.

Student occasionally exchanged, defended and rethought ideas. Student on occasion exchanged, defended and rethought ideas Student rarely exchanged, defended and rethought ideas

Respect

Student always encouraged and supported the ideas and efforts of others.

Student often encouraged and supported the ideas and efforts of others.

Student respected the opinion of others

Student interrupted others. Student choose to argue or ignore the group.

Cooperation

Student took aided others in offering and sharing their knowledge.

Student offered ideas and shared their knowledge.

Student offered ideas when asked.

Student only shared with selected group members. Student refused to contribute to the group.
Final Assessment and Comments: