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VoiceThread Rubric for Read Aloud CRITERION EXEMPLARY

smooth, natural, rhythmic, no awkward moments pauses are consistently where they should be focused inflection in voice engages the listener Speaks clearly and distinctly all the time; no mispronunciations.

reading is often fluid and meaningful, but some pauses occur unnecessarily

reading is sometimes halting - sometimes the reader does not pause effectively at sentence ends, or commas voice has some inflection, but is often monotonous Speaks clearly and distinctly most of the time; mispronounces a few common words and many challenging words Voice can be heard clearly in sections volume fluctuates throughout the presentation Establishes eye contact sporadically

piece is hard to follow, with many stops and starts requires rereading to gain meaning revision needed for expressive reading voice is always in monotone Mumbles mostly OR mispronounces many common and challenging words


voice has inflection as necessary, with some monotonous spots Speaks clearly and distinctly all the time; mispronounces few challenging words



VOLUME (read aloud &

Voice can be heard clearly throughout presentation

Voice can be heard clearly most of the time throughout the presentation Establishes eye contact with the camera frequently

Much of the presentation is inaudible


Establishes eye contact with the camera to emphasize meaning during reading and throughout the commentary Well-paced, wellrehearsed reading and commentary

Minimal eye contact with the camera

Good pace and wellrehearsed reading and commentary; few fillers

Reading is wellrehearsed; some hesitation and fillers impact pace of the commentary

Some hesitations during the reading; many fillers and some hesitation during the commentary impact the pace

VoiceThread Rubric for Commentary CRITERION EXEMPLARY PROFICIENT

Speaker analyzes; makes connections & inferences with essential and relevant details included Offers an informed commentary showing understanding beyond the text Speaker analyzes; makes connections with relevant details included Offers a logical commentary based on understanding of the text

Speaker makes connections with some relevant details included Offers a basic commentary showing a limited understanding of the text

Speaker makes connections, but includes limited or irrelevant details Offers a commentary that shows a very limited/unsupported understanding of the text



Material has engaging introduction and wellorganized development. States a clear conclusion or opinion that is linked to the central idea of the text

Material is wellorganized to enhance the audiences understanding of the main ideas States a conclusion or opinion that is linked to the central idea

Material has a logical organization

The audience finds it difficult to follow the commentary because it lacks thoughtful organization States a conclusion that is incomplete or not connected to the central idea

States a weak conclusion

LANGUAGE USE a. academic b. transitions

Key words and ideas used correctly; defined for audience. Uses transitions to provide a fluid, connected commentary Commentary has very few grammar errors; errors do not impact meaning

Expresses most key words correctly; defined some for audience Uses appropriate transitions to provide a fluid commentary Commentary has some grammar errors; minimal impact on meaning

Expresses some key words correctly

Makes mention of few key words, struggling to use them correctly Uses few transitions, so the commentary is very mechanical or disconnected. Commentary has many grammar errors, especially tense usage, that often impacts meaning

GRAMMAR (concord, tense usage)

Uses obvious and some awkward transitions to provide a mechanical commentary Commentary has mostly common errors that sometimes impacts meaning