Students should know that they are expected to organize their essay in a thoughtful way, including using an introduction paragraph, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
Students should know that they are expected to organize their essay in a thoughtful way, including using an introduction paragraph, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.Determining scores for this category is a more subjective affair than the previous two sections. Grading this category comes from a general feeling of organization after you have read through the entire essay.Well-developed introduction engages the reader and creates interest. Thesis clearly states a significant and compelling position or belief.
Or, they may want to use one paragraph to talk about all similarities and another to talk about all differences.
4.) Introduction and 5.) Concusion The next two categories are concerned with more specific parts of an essay- the introduction and conclusion.
Earning a 1 shows that students did minimal work in this category.
2.) Text-Based Evidence The next category will set expectations for how much evidence from the text students should include.
There is a clear distinction between general observations and specifics. The reader feels a strong sense of interaction with the writer and senses the person behind the words. Sentences are strong and expressive with varied structure Writer's voice may emerge strongly on occasion, then retreat behind general, vague, tentative, or abstract language. The reader is informed, but must work at remaining engaged.
Supporting details are relevant and explain the main idea. The writer shares some information, facts and experiences, but may show problems going from general observations to specifics. The rubric generated in this lesson provides the general framework for rubrics and should be adjusted depending on what your expectations are.For this lesson, we are going to be creating a grading rubric for an essay that asks students to compare and contrast Gale and Peeta from 'The Hunger Games' series of books.The main idea or a thesis statement is clearly defined. Appropriate relevant information and details are shared from a variety of sources including personal experiences, observations, and prior knowledge.Supporting details are accurate, relevant, and helpful in clarifying the main idea(s). The writer shares relevant information, facts and experiences.When comparing and contrasting two characters, evidence from the text is sufficient.However, more complex essays might require outside sources, such as books or websites.A rubric generally consists of broad categories that students will be graded on.Therefore, this lesson will move through each of those categories to show how to set a rubric.This category can be changed to represent outside research and sources, as well.For an essay, students must always support their arguments and ideas with facts.