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iRubric: "Touching Spirit Bear" In-Class Essay Exam rubric

iRubric: "Touching Spirit Bear" In-Class Essay Exam rubric

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Rubric Code: V37736
Essay Exam
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Keywords: expository essay, Touching Spirit Bear
Categories: Subjects: English  
Types: Exam   Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8

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  Excellent
25 pts
Good
22 pts
Average
18 pts
Poor
15 pts
Thesis/ Conclusion
Excellent

The student created and developed a thoughtful thesis which directly answered the prompt and contained the main points of the expository essay. The student restated the thesis in the conclusion and explained its significance or relation to the 'big picture'.
Good

The student created a thesis which directly answered the prompt and contained the main points of the essay. The student restated the thesis in the conclusion.
Average

The student created a thesis which indirectly answered the prompt. The student used the same wording to write his or her thesis into the conclusion.
Poor

The student didn't create a thesis. Or, the student's thesis in no way answered the prompt. The student didn't write a conclusion.
Content
Excellent

The student intelligently developed his or her ideas throughout the entire essay. The student began each body paragraph with a topic sentence which clearly related back to the thesis. Student stayed on topic developing his/her argument.
Good

The student developed his or her ideas within the body paragraphs and stayed on topic answering the prompt.
Average

The student somewhat developed his/her ideas within the body paragraphs but strayed off topic.
Poor

The student didn't discuss the prompt or discussed some other topic.
Specific Examples, Page #s, Quotes
Excellent

The student included at least 2 quotes and 4 page numbers as textual evidence, along with at least 5 specific examples from the text to support his/her argument.
Good

The student included at least 1 quote and 3 page numbers as textual evidence, along with at least 4 specific examples from the text to support his/her argument.
Average

The student included 3 page numbers and 3 specific examples from the text as evidence to support his/her argument.
Poor

The student included 2 or fewer page numbers as textual evidence, along with 2 or fewer specific examples from the text to support his/her argument.
Transitions/Mechanics/Timeline
Excellent

The student included transitions between body paragraphs and edited his/her work for grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes, with few remaining. Writing is neat and easy to read, and student left a blank line between lines of writing and handed in detailed time line as directed.
Good

The student edited his/her work for grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes. Any remaining mistakes did not affect the reader's ability to understand the argument. Writing is legible, and student skipped a line and handed in a complete time line as directed.
Average

The student made many mistakes in grammar, punctuation or spelling which were not corrected. These mistakes reduced the reader's ability to understand the student's argument. Writing is fairly legible and student skipped a line and handed in time line as directed.
Poor

The student had too many grammar, punctuation or spelling mistakes to be able to understand his or her argument. Little effort is made to write legibly, and student did not skip a line as directed. Student did not hand in time line.



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