The advantage of this assessment tool is the ratio of positive to negative comments helps mitigate hurt feelings.
- Three Stars: good things, positives, successes
- One Wish: one thing you wish was different, suggestion for next time, area of improvement
I always introduce the routine with a discussion of what makes a useful star and wish. Useful stars and wishes are specific, such as “I like how you used a ruler to carefully measure your poster’s title” or “In your persuasive essay, I wish you had given more details in the third argument.”
Currently my only template files were made in Microsoft Publish, which means they aren’t useful for people with Macs. I’ll eventually redesign them in Illustrator and publish them as .pdf files.