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Do you wish your students had rubrics to use to evaluate their speaking, listening, group work, and writing activities in a low-stakes and fun way? Help students initiate, write about, and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on middle and high school-related topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

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What’s Included Right Out of the Box:

  • Teacher Guide 
  • Peer Evaluation Form for Writing
    • Each sheet has a section or self-evaluation for their peers.
    • Available in both a “checkbox” version (for younger students) and a linear scale scoring version (for older students).
    • Google Form Evaluation for Writing
  • Self and Peer Speaking and Listening Forms
    • Evaluation forms for both individual students and peers.
    • Google Form Evaluation Speaking and Listening
  • Self-Evaluation Form for Group Work
    • Self-Evaluation with Linear Scale Questions 
    • Google Form Self-Evaluation for Group Work
  • BONUS: Includes link to FREE Note-taking template for students

Why Use Peer and Self Evaluations in the English Language Arts Classroom?

Students think teachers use evaluations in the classroom to make kids better writers, readers, speakers, and listeners! That’s not exactly true. Improvement comes from good instruction, practice, and repetition in the classroom! You’re doing that already. So give yourself (Teachers!) a pat on the back. What’s good about a student evaluation form is that it builds accountability and reminds students that skills are not a passive activity that “happens.” Finally, carving out space for student evaluation sets the tone for the class and establishes a metacognitive routine. It also helps teachers to collect data on student performance.


  • Students need to see these standards first modeled by you, the teacher.
  • Spend significant time drilling these routines with your students at the beginning of the school year.
  • Provide concrete steps for the student to evaluate themselves and others.
  • Give a grade in your grade book for evaluations so students know it counts toward their overall performance in your class.

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