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"A Long Walk to Water" Essay 
Students will prepare a 5-paragraph essay on the traits of a character in Linda Sue Park's novel "A Long Walk to Water". Students will include vocabulary words from the novel where appropriate.
Rubric Code: M2398B2
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Subject: English  
Type: Assignment  
Grade Levels: 6-8


Powered by iRubric A Long Walk to Water Essay
  Excellent

4 pts

Good

3 pts

Poor

2 pts

Self-reflection

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Introductory Paragraph

Excellent

The introductory paragraph has a strong "hook" or "attention grabber", such as a statement or relevant quote from the novel, in addition to clearly stating the character chosen from the novel.
Good

The introductory paragraph has a statement or quote from the novel, but the connection to the topic is not strong; the character chosen from the novel is stated.
Poor

The introductory paragraph is not relevant to the topic and/or does not state the character chosen from the novel.
Self-reflection

Introduction
Essay Format

Excellent

Essay is 5 paragraphs, with all indentations present.
Good

Essay is 4 paragraphs, with most indentations present.
Poor

Essay is 3 or less paragraphs, with or without indentations present.
Self-reflection
Support for Character Traits

Excellent

Includes 3 or more pieces of evidence, such as a quote, from the novel to support the character traits.
Good

Includes 2 pieces of evidence, such as a quote, from the novel to support the character traits.
Poor

Includes 1 piece of evidence, such as a quote, from the novel to support the character traits.
Self-reflection
Use of Vocabulary Words

Excellent

At least six vocabulary words from the provided list are used appropriately in the essay.
Good

Four to five vocabulary words from the provided list are used appropriately in the essay.
Poor

Three or less vocabulary words from the provided list are used appropriately in the essay.
Self-reflection
Grammar & Spelling

Excellent

Author makes no errors in grammar or spelling.
Good

Author makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling, but the essay is still easy to read.
Poor

Author makes 3 or more errors in grammar or spelling, which may distract the reader from the content.
Self-reflection
Capitalization & Punctuation

Excellent

Author makes no errors in capitalization or punctuation.
Good

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

Author makes 3 or more errors in capitalization or punctuation, which may distract the reader from the content.
Self-reflection
Closing Paragraph

Excellent

The closing paragraph is strong and leaves the reader understanding the author's reasoning.
Good

The closing paragraph is weak and the reader is not certain of the author's reasoning.
Poor

There is no closing paragraph, or it does not give the reader any sense of the author's reasoning.
Self-reflection




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