Oral Communication Rubric, Elementary School-2nd Grade

June 28, 2017

Interpersonal Communication Section – Focuses on the listening and speaking skills exhibited by individual students in a wide variety of informal conversations (e.g. student and teacher, student and student and expert). While there is some unavoidable overlap with the Collaboration Rubric, the Collaboration rubric emphasizes how teammates should talk to one another while collaborating.

Presentation Section – Focuses on the elements of a strong presentation. This section of the rubric could be used in its entirety to describe a complete presentation – though it’s often good to focus on a few dimensions (rows), or indicators (bullets). Useful for providing a group grade on a presentation.

Delivery Section – Focuses on the individual aspects of a presentation and can be used to provide individualized grades for a student in a presentation, even in the case of a group presentation.

Elementary – 2nd Grade vs 5th Grade Note:

Effective oral communication looks similar at the 2nd and 5th grade, although the sophistication of the topics discussed will change, as will the sophistication of student communication. In addition, the 2nd-grade rubric focuses on a slightly smaller set of indicators: the organization and language use dimensions were removed, as those are more appropriate for older oral communicators. Finally, it’s expected that at the earlier levels (Emerging and Developing), students will need some support to achieve the outcome.

Oral Communication Rubric, Elementary School-2nd Grade


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