# Critical Thinking Rubric —Elementary

 4 3 2 1 Identifying I can find the I can usually Sometimes, I get I usually cannot Important Information most important parts of the information I am studying. find the most important information. important ideas mixed up with unimportant details. tell the difference between what is important and what is not important. Evaluating I use different I use some With help, I use I rarely think Sources strategies and good thinking to decide if resources are credible. strategies to decide if resources are credible. strategies to decide if resources are credible. about whether the resources I use are credible. Making I use my own I use what I know With help, I make I have difficulty Inferences knowledge to make inferences and draw conclusions about information. to draw conclusions and make inferences about information. inferences about information. making inferences. I check to see if I usually check Sometimes, I do my inferences are right. to see if my inferences are right. not have good reasons for my inferences. Learning I learn more I try to learn If someone I am usually Independently about ideas and concepts that are new to me. more about ideas and concepts that are new to me. encourages me, I try to learn more about ideas and concepts that are new to happy with what I already know. I do not bother to find out more. me. Communicating I can clearly I can explain my I can usually I cannot explain explain my opinion on a topic in speaking or writing and give good reasons opinion and give some reasons for it. explain my opinion and give at least one reason for my opinion. my opinion. for it.
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