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Rubric: Speak/Symbolism/Theme Project
Working in groups of 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 (if your team has five members), create a product that answers an essential question evident in Speak, uses symbolism from Speak, and relates a important/centeral theme from Speak. This product may be anything from a model to a play to a film to a song to a game to a graphic novel to a . . . wow. The possibilities are endless. You may work as a team, or break up your team into smaller groups to do multiple projects.

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  Trees

Exceeds - 97

4 pts

Mouths

Meets - 85

3 pts

Rabbits

Partially Meets - 65

2 pts

Pizza? What? IDK

Does Not Meet - 50

1 pts

Essential Questions

How well does your product answer the essential question(s) you chose? At least one of the essential questions must be about tolerance.<BR>
(SOCIAL STUDIES)

Trees

Product demonstrates a comprehensive answer to one or more essential questions through compelling insights and rich evidence of thinking
Mouths

Product demonstrates a complete answer to one or more essential questions through relevant insights and evidence of thinking
Rabbits

Product demonstrates an incomplete answer to an essential question; would be improved by more insights and evidence of thinking
Pizza? What? IDK

I have question. Why are these rubrics so dumb?
Symbolism

To what extent does your product incorporate symbolism
(READING)

Trees

Effectively incorporates three symbols used in Speak as well as at least one unique symbol used in a meaningful way.
Mouths

Effectively incorporates three symbols used in Speak
Rabbits

Effectively incorporates 1 or 2 symbols used in Speak
Pizza? What? IDK

Symbolism. Oh yeah. I play those in band. I stand in the back because they are really loud.
Theme

To what extent does your product incorporate the 4 aspects of Cultural Anthropology (values, beliefs, socio-economic status, family structure)?<BR>
(SOCIAL STUDIES)

Trees

Effectively conveys one of the themes from Speak in a powerful, meaningful, and/or unique way.
Mouths

Effectively conveys one of the themes from Speak
Rabbits

Somewhat effective in conveying a theme from Speak but may require additional explanation or clarification so the audience "gets it"
Pizza? What? IDK

I love the theme song to "Top Gun" more than anything in the world except for Tollhouse pie.
Writing Effectiveness

To what extent is writing used effectively in the product and on the advertising poster?<BR>
(WRITING)

Trees

Final product effectively uses writing/written language in a unique, powerful, creative, and/or dynamic way
Mouths

Final product effectively uses writing/written language
Rabbits

Final product somewhat effectively uses writing
Pizza? What? IDK

We had to write something? I thought this was an art project or something
Vocab

To what extent did you effectively use root-based words in your product?<BR>
(VOCABULARY)

Trees

Uses 4 or more words effectively
Mouths

Uses 3 words effectively
Rabbits

Uses 2 words effectively
Pizza? What? IDK

Uses 1 or fewer words effectively
MUGS

Mechanics, Usage, Grammar, Spelling, Appearance, Formatting, Crispness<BR>
(MUGS)

Trees

100% MUGS accuracy and completely professional appearance
Mouths

1 noticeable error/need for improvement in terms of MUGS or professional appearance
Rabbits

2 – 3 notice errors/needs for improvement in terms of MUGS or professional appearance
Pizza? What? IDK

4+ errors/needs for improvement in terms of MUGS and/or a significant area of concern that undermines the project
Timeliness

How on-time was your product (including the advertising poster)<BR>
(ACADEMIC INITIATIVE)

Trees

On-time or early.
Mouths

One day late.
Rabbits

Up to one week late.
Pizza? What? IDK

Up to two weeks late.
Self-Assessment

To what extent is the self-assessment thorough, thoughtful, and helpful?<BR>
<BR>
(ACADEMIC INITIATIVE)

Trees

Thorough, thoughtful, and helpful. The self-assessment shows a ton of ownership and understanding of the learning taking place.
Mouths

The self-assessment is complete, but could show a bit more thought and/or ownership/understanding of the learning taking place.
Rabbits

The self-assessment might be incomplete and/or show little thought. Looks rushed.
Pizza? What? IDK

The self-assessment is very much incomplete and does not show any thought.



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  • Speak, Symbolism, Theme, Project

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