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Checklist and Rubric

 

READING

 1. STRATEGIC READING

 Do the notes show

  • main idea,
  • supporting details,
  • and technical vocabulary
  • correctly spelled?

 Did the writing demonstrate the student has

  • read and reread to thoroughly "search out" the answers,
  • analyze the information,
  • and put accurate
  • technical information
  • in his/her own words?

 Did the writing show connections

  • to the real world?
  • to our studies

ENGLISH

2. IDEAS/CONTENT/FOCUS

 How did you prewrite

from your notes--

  • Web
  • List topics order
  • Outline
  • Highlight

Did you use your prewriting to

  • write a first draft in paragraphs?
  • in logical order
  • in your own words?

 Does your first draft

  • contain main ideas?

That are

  • thorough,
  • technical,
  • and accurate?

 Does your revision of the first draft

  • add more details
  • make information more clear
  • create complete sentences
  • create varying sentences
  • add pizzazz (vivid verbs, nifty nouns, alliteration, simile, imagery, repetition, assonance, "mind movie details." etc.)
  • add connections
    • to the real world
    • and to our studies?
  • organize the report (logical order: intro, body, conclusion)
 3. CONVENTIONS

 Is the writing correct in:

  • Complete sentences
  • paragraphs
  • spelling
  • punctuation
  • capitalization
  •  grammar
  • handwriting
  • neatness?
 4. ORGANIZATION

 Does the writing follow the appropriate form:

  • Title
  • Introduction (thesis statement, interest)
  • Body of paragraphed, related ideas (technical vocabulary)
  • Conclusion (point statement, interest)

 Does the report include:

  • cover page
  • title page (title and author)
  • illustration/map/graph/chart
  • report
  • bibliography
  • back page
 

SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES

 5. Content

 Does the report include a

  • technical,
  • accurate,
  • and thorough explanation of the concepts
  •  in the student’s own words

 with connections

  • to the real world
  • and to our studies?

Report Expectations

in Reading, English writing process and traits (ideas, conventions, organization), and Content areas.

SCALE: 4 A EXCELLENT 3 B VERY GOOD 2 D NEEDS WORK 1F INCOMPLETE

4: Includes all elements listed in a professional manner that demonstrates careful and thoughtful effort. The work demonstrates clearly each element in all parts of the work. The content and writing is clear and detailed to explain the thesis, question, or prompt. It is obvious that this work and the process creating it was done with planning to organize ideas and connections and with the analysis of research and notes or writing to thoroughly explain the topic.

3: Includes all but one or two elements listed in a manner that demonstrates careful and thoughtful effort. The work demonstrates each element in most parts of the work. The content and writing is clear and detailed to explain the thesis, question, or prompt. It is obvious that this work and the process creating it was done with planning to organize ideas and connections and with the analysis of research and notes or writing to clearly explain the topic.

2: Includes some of the elements listed in a manner that demonstrates some effort. The work demonstrates some elements in many parts of the work. The content and writing is fairly clear and with some detail to explain the thesis, question, or prompt. It is obvious that this work and the process creating it was done with some planning to organize ideas and connections, but with little analysis of research and notes or writing to somewhat explain the topic. This work needs more work.

1: Includes only a few of the elements listed in a manner that demonstrates a last minute or half-hearted effort. The work demonstrates some elements in some parts of the work. The content and writing is unclear and difficult to follow; either a lot of detail about one part exists or only general ideas are presented to partially explain the thesis, question, or prompt. It is obvious that this work and the process creating it was done with little planning to organize ideas and connections, and with no or little analysis of research and notes or writing to somewhat explain the topic or parts of the topic. This work is only a beginning.

 

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