Michael J. Allen

Class of 2017 - 2018

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All about me Rubric



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Mini- Biography

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The biography have been carefully thought through. The biography is thoughtful, inquiring, extensive, interesting , accurate, and fulfills job requirements.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. The biography is somewhat thoughtful, inquiring, interesting, mostly accurate, and fulfills most job requirements.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The biography has not really been carefully thought through. The biography is not very thoughtful, inquiring, interesting , or accurate. Some job requirements are missing.

Careless or uninspired work. The biography has not been carefully thought through. The biography lacks thought, inquiry, and is not interesting or very accurate. Most job requirements are missing.

Predictions

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The page has been carefully thought through. Writing is thoughtful, inquiring, extensive, interesting to read, accurate and fulfills job requirements.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. Page is somewhat thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, mostly accurate and fulfills most job requirements.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The page has not really been carefully thought through. Writing is not very thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, or accurate. Some job requirements are missing.

Careless or uninspired work. The page has not been carefully thought through. Writing lacks thought, inquiry, and is not interesting to read, or very accurate. Most job requirements are missing.

Compliments

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The work has been carefully thought through. The compliments are thoughtful, inquiring, extensive, interesting to read, accurate and fulfills job requirements.

The compliments are somewhat thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, mostly accurate and fulfills most job requirements.

The compliments are not very thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, or accurate. Some job requirements are missing.

The compliments lack thought, inquiry, and are not interesting to read, or very accurate. Most job requirements are missing.

Portraits

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The design has been carefully thought through.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. The design has been quite carefully thought through.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The design has not really been carefully thought through.

Careless or uninspired work. The design has not been carefully thought through.

 

 

Dear Diary rubric


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Experience Diary

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The Diary is thoughtful, inquiring, extensive, interesting to read, accurate and fulfils job requirements.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. Diary is somewhat thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, mostly accurate and fulfils most job requirements.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The Diary has not really been carefully thought through. Writing is not very thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, or accurate. Some job requirements are missing.

Careless or uninspired work. The Diary has not been carefully thought through. Writing lacks thought, inquiry, and is not interesting to read, or very accurate. Most job requirements are missing.

Picture Diary

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The Picture Diary is creative and has been carefully thought through.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. Picture Diary is creative and has been somewhat thought through.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. Picture Diary is not very creative and has not really been carefully thought through.

Careless or uninspired work. Picture Diary lacks creativity and has not been carefully thought through.

Sculpture/ Amulet/ Bracelet

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The design has been carefully thought through.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. The design has been quite carefully thought through.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The design has not really been carefully thought through.

Careless or uninspired work. The design has not been carefully thought through.

Music

Inspired writing, arrangement and performance.

Interesting writing, arrangement and performance.

Not very interesting writing, arrangement, or performance.

Careless, or improvised on the spot without design or plan.

 

 

All about my reading rubric


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Adding Personality (Voice)

The writer seems to be writing with character and realism. The author has taken the ideas and made them "his/her own."

The writer seems to be writing with character and realism, but there is some lack of ownership of the topic.

The writer relates some of his own knowledge or experience, but it adds little to the discussion of the topic.

The writer has not tried to transform the dialogue in a personal way. The ideas and the way they are expressed seem to belong to someone else.

Recognition of Reader (Voice)

The reader's questions are anticipated and answered thoroughly and completely.

The reader's questions are anticipated and answered to some extent.

The reader is left with one or two questions. More information is needed to "fill in the blanks".

The reader is left with several questions.

Word Choice

Writer uses vivid words and phrases that linger or draw pictures in the reader's mind, and the choice and placement of the words seems accurate, natural and not forced.

Writer uses vivid words and phrases that linger or draw pictures in the reader's mind, but occasionally the words are used inaccurately or seem overdone.

Writer uses words that communicate clearly, but the writing lacks variety, punch or flair.

Writer uses a limited vocabulary that does not communicate strongly or capture the reader's interest.

Flow & Rhythm (Sentence Fluency)

All sentences sound natural and are easy-on-the-ear when read aloud. Each sentence is clear and has an obvious emphasis.

Almost all sentences sound natural and are easy-on-the-ear when read aloud, but 1 or 2 are stiff and awkward or difficult to understand.

Most sentences sound natural and are easy-on-the-ear when read aloud, but several are stiff and awkward or are difficult to understand.

The sentences are difficult to read aloud because they sound awkward, are distractingly repetitive, or difficult to understand.

Sentence Structure (Sentence Fluency)

All sentences are well-constructed with varied structure.

Most sentences are well-constructed with varied structure.

Most sentences are well-constructed but have a similar structure.

Sentences lack structure and appear incomplete or rambling.

Capitalization & Punctuation (Conventions)

Writer makes no errors in capitalization or punctuation, so the paper is exceptionally easy to read.

Writer makes 1 or 2 errors in capitalization or punctuation, but the paper is still easy to read.

Writer makes a few errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader's attention and interrupt the flow.

Writer makes several errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader's attention and greatly interrupt the flow.

Penmanship (Conventions)

Paper is neatly written or typed with no distracting corrections.

Paper is neatly written or typed with 1 or 2 distracting corrections (e.g.,dark cross-outs; bumpy white-out, words written over).

The writing is generally readable, but the reader has to exert quite a bit of effort to figure out some of the words.

Many words are unreadable OR there are several distracting corrections.

Grammar & Spelling (Conventions)

Writer makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

 

Science Issues

Science issues essay

Information and support are provided in a logical order that makes it easy and interesting to follow the author's train of thought.

Information and support are provided in a fairly logical order that makes it reasonably easy to follow the author's train of thought.

A few of the support details or the Information is not in an expected or logical order, distracting the reader and making the essay seem a little confusing.

Many of the support details or the Information is not in an expected or logical order, distracting the reader and making the essay seem very confusing.

Science issues essay:

Introduction paragraph

The introduction is strong and leaves the reader solidly understanding the writer's position. Effective restatement of the position statement ends the introduction paragraph.

The introduction is recognizable. The author's position is restated within the final two sentences of the introduction paragraph.

The author's position is restated within the introduction paragraph, but not near the end.

There is no introduction - the paper just starts.

Science issues essay - transitions

A variety of thoughtful transitions are used. They clearly show how ideas are connected

Transitions show how ideas are connected, but there is little variety

Some transitions work well, but some connections between ideas are fuzzy.

The transitions between ideas are unclear OR nonexistent.

Science issues essay:

Conclusion paragraph

The conclusion is strong and leaves the reader solidly understanding the writer's position. Effective restatement of the position statement begins the closing paragraph.

The conclusion is recognizable. The author's position is restated within the first two sentences of the closing paragraph.

The author's position is restated within the closing paragraph, but not near the beginning.

There is no conclusion - the paper just ends.

Capitalization & Punctuation (Conventions)

Writer makes no errors in capitalization or punctuation, so the paper is exceptionally easy to read.

Writer makes 1 or 2 errors in capitalization or punctuation, but the paper is still easy to read.

Writer makes a few errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader's attention and interrupt the flow.

Writer makes several errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader's attention and greatly interrupt the flow.

Penmanship (Conventions)

Paper is neatly written or typed with no distracting corrections.

Paper is neatly written or typed with 1 or 2 distracting corrections (e.g.,dark cross-outs; bumpy white-out, words written over).

The writing is generally readable, but the reader has to exert quite a bit of effort to figure out some of the words.

Many words are unreadable OR there are several distracting corrections.

Grammar & Spelling (Conventions)

Writer makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Science issues poster

Original designs are detailed, attractive, creative and very high quality.

Original designs are somewhat detailed, attractive, and high quality.

Original designs are low quality and they are not very detailed.

Designs are not present OR they are very sloppy.

 

All in the News


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News Summary Paragraphs

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The summaries have been carefully thought through. Writing is thoughtful, inquiring, extensive, interesting to read, accurate and fulfils job requirements.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. Summaries are somewhat thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, mostly accurate and fulfils most job requirements.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The summaries have not really been carefully thought through. Writing is not very thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, or accurate. Some job requirements are missing.

Careless or uninspired work. The summaries have not been carefully thought through. Writing lacks thought, inquiry, and is not interesting to read, or very accurate. Most job requirements are missing.

Explanation Paragraphs

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The work is creative and has been carefully thought through, with excellent supporting details.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. The work is creative and has been somewhat thought through, with good supporting details.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The work is not very creative and has not really been carefully thought through. Only one or two reasons for choices provided.

Careless or uninspired work. The work lacks creativity and has not been carefully thought through.

Week In America Poster

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The design has been carefully thought through.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. The design has been quite carefully thought through.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The design has not really been carefully thought through.

Careless or uninspired work. The design has not been carefully thought through.

Song / Speech

Song or speech is  pertinent, developed, appropriate to the subject, thoughtful and interesting.

Song or speech is somewhat pertinent, developed, appropriate to the subject, thoughtful and interesting.

Song or speech is not really pertinent, developed, appropriate to the subject, thoughtful and interesting.

Song or speech is not pertinent, developed, appropriate to the subject, thoughtful, or interesting.

 

 

Late October Homework

Creativity

The story/essays contains many creative details and/or descriptions that contribute to the reader's enjoyment. The author has really used his/her imagination.

The story/essays contains a few creative details and/or descriptions that contribute to the reader's enjoyment. The author has used his/her imagination.

The story/essays contains a few creative details and/or descriptions, but they distract from the story. The author has tried to use her/his imagination.

There is little evidence of creativity in the story/essays. The author does not seem to have used much imagination.

 

Problem/Conflict

It is very easy for the reader to understand the problem the main characters face and why it is a problem.

It is fairly easy for the reader to understand the problem the main characters face and why it is a problem.

It is fairly easy for the reader to understand the problem the main characters face but it is not clear why it is a problem.

It is not clear what problem the main characters face.

Setting

Many vivid, descriptive words are used to tell when and where the story took place.

Some vivid, descriptive words are used to tell the audience when and where the story took place.

The reader can figure out when and where the story took place, but the author didn't supply much detail.

The reader has trouble figuring out when and where the story took place.

Characters

The main characters are named and clearly described in text. Most readers could describe the characters accurately.

The main characters are named and described. Most readers would have some idea of what the characters looked like.

The main characters are named. The reader knows very little about the characters.

It is hard to tell who the main characters are.

Opinion essay

Arguments and support are provided in a logical order that makes it easy and interesting to follow the author's train of thought.

Arguments and support are provided in a fairly logical order that makes it reasonably easy to follow the author's train of thought.

A few of the support details or arguments are not in an expected or logical order, distracting the reader and making the essay seem a little confusing.

Many of the support details or arguments are not in an expected or logical order, distracting the reader and making the essay seem very confusing.

Opinion Essay - transitions

A variety of thoughtful transitions are used. They clearly show how ideas are connected

Transitions show how ideas are connected, but there is little variety

Some transitions work well, but some connections between ideas are fuzzy.

The transitions between ideas are unclear OR nonexistant.

Opinion essay

closing paragraph

The conclusion is strong and leaves the reader solidly understanding the writer's position. Effective restatement of the position statement begins the closing paragraph.

The conclusion is recognizable. The author's position is restated within the first two sentences of the closing paragraph.

The author's position is restated within the closing paragraph, but not near the beginning.

There is no conclusion - the paper just ends.

Capitalization & Punctuation (Conventions)

Writer makes no errors in capitalization or punctuation, so the paper is exceptionally easy to read.

Writer makes 1 or 2 errors in capitalization or punctuation, but the paper is still easy to read.

Writer makes a few errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader's attention and interrupt the flow.

Writer makes several errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader's attention and greatly interrupt the flow.

Penmanship (Conventions)

Paper is neatly written or typed with no distracting corrections.

Paper is neatly written or typed with 1 or 2 distracting corrections (e.g.,dark cross-outs; bumpy white-out, words written over).

The writing is generally readable, but the reader has to exert quite a bit of effort to figure out some of the words.

Many words are unreadable OR there are several distracting corrections.

Grammar & Spelling (Conventions)

Writer makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Costume Designs

Original designs are detailed, attractive, creative and very high quality.

Original designs are somewhat detailed, attractive, and high quality.

Original designs are low quality and they are not very detailed.

Designs are not present OR they are very sloppy.

 

  

 

 

Zoos?

Zoos essay

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The research has been carefully thought through. Writing is thoughtful, inquiring, extensive, interesting to read, accurate and fulfills job requirements.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. Research is somewhat thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, mostly accurate and fulfills most job requirements.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The research has not really been carefully thought through. Writing is not very thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, or accurate. Some job requirements are missing.

Careless or uninspired work. The research has not been carefully thought through. Writing lacks thought, inquiry, and is not interesting to read, or very accurate. Most job requirements are missing.

Zoos essay creativity

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The essay is creative and has been carefully thought through.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. Essay is creative and has been somewhat thought through.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The essay is not very creative and has not really been carefully thought through.

Careless or uninspired work. The essay lacks creativity and has not been carefully thought through.

Zoos art

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The design has been carefully thought through.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. The design has been quite carefully thought through.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The design has not really been carefully thought through.

Careless or uninspired work. The design has not been carefully thought through.

Zoos Essay proofreading

Almost no proofreading errors. The essay writing is almost error-free! (0-2 errors)

Some proofreading errors. essay has a few errors! (3-10 errors)

Quite a few proofreading errors.

(10-15 errors)

Many proofreading errors.

(More than 15 errors)

 

 

DARE essay

DARE essay

Information and support are provided in a logical order that makes it easy and interesting to follow the author's train of thought.

Information and support are provided in a fairly logical order that makes it reasonably easy to follow the author's train of thought.

A few of the support details or the Information is not in an expected or logical order, distracting the reader and making the essay seem a little confusing.

Many of the support details or the Information is not in an expected or logical order, distracting the reader and making the essay seem very confusing.

DARE essay

introduction paragraph

The introduction is strong and leaves the reader solidly understanding the writer's position. Effective restatement of the position statement ends the introduction paragraph.

The introduction is recognizable. The author's position is restated within the final two sentences of the introduction paragraph.

The author's position is restated within the introduction paragraph, but not near the end.

There is no introduction - the paper just starts.

DARE essay - transitions

A variety of thoughtful transitions are used. They clearly show how ideas are connected

Transitions show how ideas are connected, but there is little variety

Some transitions work well, but some connections between ideas are fuzzy.

The transitions between ideas are unclear OR nonexistant.

DARE essay

conclusion paragraph

The conclusion is strong and leaves the reader solidly understanding the writer's position. Effective restatement of the position statement begins the closing paragraph.

The conclusion is recognizable. The author's position is restated within the first two sentences of the closing paragraph.

The author's position is restated within the closing paragraph, but not near the beginning.

There is no conclusion - the paper just ends.

Capitalization & Punctuation (Conventions)

Writer makes no errors in capitalization or punctuation, so the paper is exceptionally easy to read.

Writer makes 1 or 2 errors in capitalization or punctuation, but the paper is still easy to read.

Writer makes a few errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader's attention and interrupt the flow.

Writer makes several errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader's attention and greatly interrupt the flow.

Penmanship (Conventions)

Paper is neatly written or typed with no distracting corrections.

Paper is neatly written or typed with 1 or 2 distracting corrections (e.g.,dark cross-outs; bumpy white-out, words written over).

The writing is generally readable, but the reader has to exert quite a bit of effort to figure out some of the words.

Many words are unreadable OR there are several distracting corrections.

Grammar & Spelling (Conventions)

Writer makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

DARE poster

Original designs are detailed, attractive, creative and very high quality.

Original designs are somewhat detailed, attractive, and high quality.

Original designs are low quality and they are not very detailed.

Designs are not present OR they are very sloppy.

 

 

 

 

Creatures of the Earth

 

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Creatures Mini book research

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The work has been carefully thought through. Writing is thoughtful, inquiring, extensive, interesting to read, accurate and fulfills job requirements.

Writing is somewhat thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, mostly accurate and fulfills most job requirements. The work is somewhat thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, mostly accurate and fulfills most job requirements.

Writing is not very thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, or accurate. Some job requirements are missing. The work is not very thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, or accurate. Some job requirements are missing.

Writing lacks thought, inquiry, and is not interesting to read, or very accurate. Most job requirements are missing. The work lacks thought, inquiry, and is not interesting to read, or very accurate. Most job requirements are missing.

Mini Book proofreading

Almost no proofreading errors. The writing is almost error-free! (0-2 errors)

Some proofreading errors.

(3-10 errors)

Quite a few proofreading errors.

(10-15 errors)

Many proofreading errors.

(More than 15 errors)

Mini Book Citations

Provides a  full and complete list of research resources

Provides most  of research resources, but some sources are missing or unclear.

Provides some of research resources, but many sources are missing or unclear. Provides no citations at all.

Artwork

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The design has been carefully thought through.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. The design has been quite carefully thought through.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The design has not really been carefully thought through.

Careless or uninspired work. The design has not been carefully thought through.

 

 

 

Revolution Homework

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Battle Diary

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The diary has been carefully thought through. Writing is thoughtful, inquiring, extensive, interesting to read, accurate and fulfills job requirements.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. Diary is somewhat thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, mostly accurate and fulfills most job requirements.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The diary has not really been carefully thought through. Writing is not very thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, or accurate. Some job requirements are missing.

Careless or uninspired work. The diary has not been carefully thought through. Writing lacks thought, inquiry, and is not interesting to read, or very accurate. Most job requirements are missing.

Research

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The work has been carefully thought through. Writing is thoughtful, inquiring, extensive, interesting to read, accurate and fulfills job requirements.

Writing is somewhat thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, mostly accurate and fulfils most job requirements. The work is somewhat thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, mostly accurate and fulfills most job requirements.

Writing is not very thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, or accurate. Some job requirements are missing. The work is not very thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, or accurate. Some job requirements are missing.

Writing lacks thought, inquiry, and is not interesting to read, or very accurate. Most job requirements are missing. The work lacks thought, inquiry, and is not interesting to read, or very accurate. Most job requirements are missing.

Poster

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The design has been carefully thought through.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. The design has been quite carefully thought through.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The design has not really been carefully thought through.

Careless or uninspired work. The design has not been carefully thought through.


 

All about my reading take 2 rubric


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Adding Personality (Voice)

The writer seems to be writing with character and realism. The author has taken the ideas and made them "his/her own."

The writer seems to be writing with character and realism, but there is some lack of ownership of the topic.

The writer relates some of his own knowledge or experience, but it adds little to the discussion of the topic.

The writer has not tried to transform the dialogue in a personal way. The ideas and the way they are expressed seem to belong to someone else.

Recognition of Reader (Voice)

The reader's questions are anticipated and answered thoroughly and completely.

The reader's questions are anticipated and answered to some extent.

The reader is left with one or two questions. More information is needed to "fill in the blanks".

The reader is left with several questions.

Word Choice

Writer uses vivid words and phrases that linger or draw pictures in the reader's mind, and the choice and placement of the words seems accurate, natural and not forced.

Writer uses vivid words and phrases that linger or draw pictures in the reader's mind, but occasionally the words are used inaccurately or seem overdone.

Writer uses words that communicate clearly, but the writing lacks variety, punch or flair.

Writer uses a limited vocabulary that does not communicate strongly or capture the reader's interest.

Flow & Rhythm (Sentence Fluency)

All sentences sound natural and are easy-on-the-ear when read aloud. Each sentence is clear and has an obvious emphasis.

Almost all sentences sound natural and are easy-on-the-ear when read aloud, but 1 or 2 are stiff and awkward or difficult to understand.

Most sentences sound natural and are easy-on-the-ear when read aloud, but several are stiff and awkward or are difficult to understand.

The sentences are difficult to read aloud because they sound awkward, are distractingly repetitive, or difficult to understand.

Sentence Structure (Sentence Fluency)

All sentences are well-constructed with varied structure.

Most sentences are well-constructed with varied structure.

Most sentences are well-constructed but have a similar structure.

Sentences lack structure and appear incomplete or rambling.

Capitalization & Punctuation (Conventions)

Writer makes no errors in capitalization or punctuation, so the paper is exceptionally easy to read.

Writer makes 1 or 2 errors in capitalization or punctuation, but the paper is still easy to read.

Writer makes a few errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader's attention and interrupt the flow.

Writer makes several errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader's attention and greatly interrupt the flow.

Penmanship (Conventions)

Paper is neatly written or typed with no distracting corrections.

Paper is neatly written or typed with 1 or 2 distracting corrections (e.g.,dark cross-outs; bumpy white-out, words written over).

The writing is generally readable, but the reader has to exert quite a bit of effort to figure out some of the words.

Many words are unreadable OR there are several distracting corrections.

Grammar & Spelling (Conventions)

Writer makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.






Dear Diary rubric




Colonies Homework


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Tourist guide research

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The research has been carefully thought through. Writing is thoughtful, inquiring, extensive, interesting to read, accurate and fulfills job requirements.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. Research is somewhat thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, mostly accurate and fulfills most job requirements.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The research has not really been carefully thought through. Writing is not very thoughtful, inquiring, interesting to read, or accurate. Some job requirements are missing.

Careless or uninspired work. The research has not been carefully thought through. Writing lacks thought, inquiry, and is not interesting to read, or very accurate. Most job requirements are missing.

Tourist guide creativity

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The Tourist guide is creative and has been carefully thought through.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. Tourist guide is creative and has been somewhat thought through.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The Tourist guide is not very creative and has not really been carefully thought through.

Careless or uninspired work. The Tourist guide lacks creativity and has not been carefully thought through.

Tourist guide art

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The design has been carefully thought through.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. The design has been quite carefully thought through.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The design has not really been carefully thought through.

Careless or uninspired work. The design has not been carefully thought through.

Tourist guide proofreading

Almost no proofreading errors. The Tourist guide writing is almost error-free! (0-2 errors)

Some proofreading errors. The Tourist guide writing has a few errors! (3-10 errors)

Quite a few proofreading errors.

(10-15 errors)

Many proofreading errors.

(More than 15 errors)



 

Media Homework



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Job 1:

Sequencing

Arguments and support are provided in a logical order that makes it easy and interesting to follow the author's train of thought.

Arguments and support are provided in a fairly logical order that makes it reasonably easy to follow the author's train of thought.

A few of the support details or arguments are not in an expected or logical order, distracting the reader and making the essay seem a little confusing.

Many of the support details or arguments are not in an expected or logical order, distracting the reader and making the essay seem very confusing.

Job 1:

Transitions

A variety of thoughtful transitions are used. They clearly show how ideas are connected

Transitions show how ideas are connected, but there is little variety

Some transitions work well, but some connections between ideas are fuzzy.

The transitions between ideas are unclear OR nonexistant.

Job 1:

Closing paragraph

The conclusion is strong and leaves the reader solidly understanding the writer's position. Effective restatement of the position statement begins the closing paragraph.

The conclusion is recognizable. The author's position is restated within the first two sentences of the closing paragraph.

The author's position is restated within the closing paragraph, but not near the beginning.

There is no conclusion - the paper just ends.

Sentence Structure

All sentences are well-constructed with varied structure.

Most sentences are well-constructed and there is some varied sentence structure in the essay.

Most sentences are well constructed, but there is no variation is structure.

Most sentences are not well-constructed or varied.

Grammar & Spelling

Author makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Author makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Author makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Author makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Capitalization & Punctuation

Author makes no errors in capitalization or punctuation, so the essay is exceptionally easy to read.

Author makes 1-2 errors in capitalization or punctuation, but the essay is still easy to read.

Author makes a few errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader's attention and interrupt the flow.

Author makes several errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader's attention and interrupt the flow.

Artwork

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The design has been carefully thought through.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. The design has been quite carefully thought through.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The design has not really been carefully thought through.

Careless or uninspired work. The design has not been carefully thought through.


 

 

 

What If?



Creativity

The story contains many creative details and/or descriptions that contribute to the reader's enjoyment. The author has really used her/his imagination.

The story contains a few creative details and/or descriptions that contribute to the reader's enjoyment. The author has used his/her imagination.

The story contains a few creative details and/or descriptions, but they distract from the story. The author has tried to use her/his imagination.

There is little evidence of creativity in the story. The author does not seem to have used much imagination.

Problem/Conflict

It is very easy for the reader to understand the problem the main characters face and why it is a problem.

It is fairly easy for the reader to understand the problem the main characters face and why it is a problem.

It is fairly easy for the reader to understand the problem the main characters face but it is not clear why it is a problem.

It is not clear what problem the main characters face.

Setting

Many vivid, descriptive words are used to tell when and where the story took place.

Some vivid, descriptive words are used to tell the audience when and where the story took place.

The reader can figure out when and where the story took place, but the author didn't supply much detail.

The reader has trouble figuring out when and where the story took place.

Dialogue

There is an appropriate amount of dialogue to bring the characters to life and it is always clear which character is speaking.

There is not quite enough dialogue in this story, but it is always clear which character is speaking.

There is too much dialogue in this story, but it is always clear which character is speaking.

It is not clear which character is speaking.

Characters

The main characters are named and clearly described in text. Most readers could describe the characters accurately.

The main characters are named and described. Most readers would have some idea of what the characters looked like.

The main characters are named. The reader knows very little about the characters.

It is hard to tell who the main characters are.

Illustrations

Original illustrations are detailed, attractive, creative and relate to story.

Original illustrations are somewhat detailed, attractive, and relate to the story

Original illustrations relate to the story, but they are not very detailed.

Illustrations are not present OR they are not detailed.

 

 

 

Science issues essay

Science issues essay

Information and support are provided in a logical order that makes it easy and interesting to follow the author's train of thought.

Information and support are provided in a fairly logical order that makes it reasonably easy to follow the author's train of thought.

A few of the support details or the Information is not in an expected or logical order, distracting the reader and making the essay seem a little confusing.

Many of the support details or the Information is not in an expected or logical order, distracting the reader and making the essay seem very confusing.

Science issues essay:

Introduction paragraph

The introduction is strong and leaves the reader solidly understanding the writer's position. Effective restatement of the position statement ends the introduction paragraph.

The introduction is recognizable. The author's position is restated within the final two sentences of the introduction paragraph.

The author's position is restated within the introduction paragraph, but not near the end.

There is no introduction - the paper just starts.

Science issues essay - transitions

A variety of thoughtful transitions are used. They clearly show how ideas are connected

Transitions show how ideas are connected, but there is little variety

Some transitions work well, but some connections between ideas are fuzzy.

The transitions between ideas are unclear OR nonexistent.

Science issues essay:

Conclusion paragraph

The conclusion is strong and leaves the reader solidly understanding the writer's position. Effective restatement of the position statement begins the closing paragraph.

The conclusion is recognizable. The author's position is restated within the first two sentences of the closing paragraph.

The author's position is restated within the closing paragraph, but not near the beginning.

There is no conclusion - the paper just ends.

Capitalization & Punctuation (Conventions)

Writer makes no errors in capitalization or punctuation, so the paper is exceptionally easy to read.

Writer makes 1 or 2 errors in capitalization or punctuation, but the paper is still easy to read.

Writer makes a few errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader's attention and interrupt the flow.

Writer makes several errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader's attention and greatly interrupt the flow.

Penmanship (Conventions)

Paper is neatly written or typed with no distracting corrections.

Paper is neatly written or typed with 1 or 2 distracting corrections (e.g.,dark cross-outs; bumpy white-out, words written over).

The writing is generally readable, but the reader has to exert quite a bit of effort to figure out some of the words.

Many words are unreadable OR there are several distracting corrections.

Grammar & Spelling (Conventions)

Writer makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Science issues poster

Original designs are detailed, attractive, creative and very high quality.

Original designs are somewhat detailed, attractive, and high quality.

Original designs are low quality and they are not very detailed.

Designs are not present OR they are very sloppy.

 

 

Persuasion Project


CATEGORY

4

3

2

1

Essay Style

Essay is very clever and creative. It is very persuasive. Information is very interesting and flows well.

Essay is somewhat clever and creative. It is somewhat persuasive. Information is mostly interesting.

Essay is not very clever or creative. It is not very persuasive. Very few details and/or examples are given. Information is only a little interesting.

Essay is dull and there are no details or examples. Information is not interesting.

Essay Content

Essay is very organized and includes several supporting details and/or examples. Any questions the reader may have had are answered.

Essay is organized and includes a few supporting details and/or examples. Most questions the reader may have had are answered.

Essay is lacking in organization and there is little detail. Readers are left with many unanswered questions.

Essay is not organized or thought through. There is no detail. Readers feel uninformed.

Mechanics

Practically no grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.

Very few grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors

A few grammatical spelling, or punctuation errors.

Many grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.

Poster

Artwork is creative, neat, accurate, and adds to the reader's understanding of the topic.

Artwork is somewhat creative, neat, accurate, and adds to the reader's understanding of the topic.

Artwork is not very neat or accurate; it only somewhat adds to the reader's understanding of the topic.

Artwork is sloppy, inaccurate, and does not add to the reader's understanding of the topic.

Song lyrics or Poem

Song/poem is creative, thoughtful, and adds to the reader's understanding of the topic.

Song/poem is somewhat creative, thoughtful and adds to the reader's understanding of the topic.

Song/poem is not very creative or thoughtful; it only somewhat adds to the reader's understanding of the topic.

Song/poem is uninspired, thoughtless, and does not add to the reader's understanding of the topic.





Children's Rights Homework


CATEGORY

4

3

2

1

Children's Rights Paragraphs

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The work is creative and has been carefully thought through, with excellent supporting details.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. The work is creative and has been somewhat thought through, with good supporting details.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The work is not very creative and has not really been carefully thought through. Only one or two reasons for choices provided.

Careless or uninspired work. The work lacks creativity and has not been carefully thought through.

Accuracy

Very accurate, detailed, high quality work. The writing has been carefully checked. Writing contains no more than five errors.

Somewhat accurate, detailed, mostly high quality work. Writing contains five to ten errrors.

The writing has not really been carefully checked. Writing contains ten to fifteen errors.

Careless or uninspired work. The writing has not been checked. Writing contains more than fifteen errors.

Word Choice

Writer uses vivid words and phrases that linger or draw pictures in the reader's mind, and the choice and placement of the words seems accurate, natural and not forced.

Writer uses vivid words and phrases that linger or draw pictures in the reader's mind, but occasionally the words are used inaccurately or seem overdone.

Writer uses words that communicate clearly, but the writing lacks variety, punch or flair.

Writer uses a limited vocabulary that does not communicate strongly or capture the reader's interest.

Sculptural Art

Very imaginative, detailed, high quality work. The design has been carefully thought through.

Somewhat imaginative, detailed, mostly high quality work. The design has been quite carefully thought through.

Not very imaginative, or detailed work. The design has not really been carefully thought through.

Careless or uninspired work. The design has not been carefully thought through.