Michael J. Allen

Class of 2017 - 2018

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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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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