Last year, our school math focus was on word problems. Our math coach, Molly Farrell created a universal rubric to use to help guide the students when answering math problems.
I have only focused on the first two columns in math so far. Expectations are that children will be earning at least a 10/12 on this rubric when completing a word problem.
The children first listen to the word problem, then retell the problem to a neighbor. They think about the important parts ( numbers, label, question) and then they are ready to solve.
I have been using the above rubric but also a more straight forward rubric where kids can check mark once the section is completed.