Students have spent time in Reading Workshop reading and writing blogs, so their grade should reflect their efforts. In a previous post, we looked at How to Grade Student Blogs. However, students need an easy method to evaluate their work, and understand the grade that it merits. A Blog Score Sheet is an easy way to accomplish this.
Students can easily check the areas they have completed successfully. This also provides the opportunity to look at different blogs, and show examples of excellent writing.
Once students have evaluated their blog, then I will score their blog. If there is a difference between their evaluation and mine, then I can explain what needs to be done to improve the blog, and help it meet expectations.