Dimensions of Creativity: Rubrics

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Sample Project Rubrics

The FFOE model can be incorporated into project rubrics to make the FFOE vocabulary part of every project discussion. As a teacher, you can decide how many creativity elements to include in rubrics and whether or not they should" count" in the points toward a grade. Below are some downloadable (Word doc) sample rubric starters for you to customize for your students' curriculum-related projects.

Rubric Tips for incorporating FFOE skills in projects:

  • Always provide a written sheet or web page with project requirements, even if it is a visual "list" of clip art icons for very young students to understand the requirements.
  • Match the rubric headings to the requirements.
  • Individualize the rubric for student needs, including circling or deleting certain FFOE skills as appropriate for that student's needs.
  • Consider allowing the student to select which FFOE element(s) he/she wants to make a priority for the particular project. Once creativity skills have been a part of the classroom vocabulary for a while, asking an upper elementary or middle school student to set his/her own goals makes sense.


Rubric starters:

Download and customize the rubric for your project requirements and individual needs. Don't forget to add spaces for student name(s), date, etc. after removing the teacher reminders at the top. Permissions for use of these rubrics are included in the footer of each document.

Elementary Project Rubric Starters: (RIGHT click to Save Target As on your own computer)

Author Poster
Blog posts as a historic/literary figure
Plant or Animal Life Timeline

Middle School Project Rubric Starters: (RIGHT click to Save Target As on your own computer)

Immigrant Culture Glog
Book Setting Multimedia Project
Story of a Cell Voicethread

High School Project Rubric Starters: (RIGHT click to Save Target As on your own computer)

Cold War Timeline
Invention Video
Visual Poetry or Literary Magazine Glog