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Athens Vs. Sparta: Comparison Essay 6th Grade 
Comparative essay based on Social Studies Concepts.
Rubric Code: T227AX6
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Subject: Social Sciences  
Type: Project  
Grade Levels: 6-8


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Introduction

15 Points

Level 1

Introduction does not include a hook and does not include a thesis statement. (0-2 Points)
Level 2

Introduction has an ineffective hook, or it has an unclear thesis statement. (3-5 Points)
Level 3

Introduction has a hook and a clear thesis statement. (6-8 Points)
Level 4

Introduction includes an attention-grabbing hook and a clear thesis statement, which introduces a topic. (9-10 Points)
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Body Paragraphs

25 Points

Level 1

Includes only one or no main idea paragraphs (comparative categories). Does not use transitions. Does not use the RACE strategy (0-5 Points)
Level 2

Includes two main idea paragraphs (comparative categories). Uses some transitions. The student includes at least the Restate and Answer part of the RACE strategy but either does not cite appropriate examples or does not connect their citation to their answer. (6-10 Points)
Level 3

Includes three main idea paragraphs, but does not use transitions in each paragraph. The student displays on level usage of the RACE strategy. (11-15 Points)
Level 4

Transitions are used to move between two main idea (comparative categories) paragraphs. The student displays expert usage of the RACE strategy.(16-20 Points)
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Supporting Details

15 Points

Level 1

Includes only one or no supporting details for each main idea. Details are not descriptive or clear. (0-2 Points)
Level 2

Includes one or two supporting details for each main idea. Details are vague. (3-5 Points)
Level 3

Includes two supporting details that are specific for each main idea. (6-8 Points)
Level 4

Includes two or more supporting details for each main idea. Details use specific examples and description. (9-10 Points)
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Essay Structure

25 Points

Level 1

Essay does not introduce two topics that are different from each other.
(0-5 Points)
Level 2

Essay introduces two topics that are different, but may state an opinion or may not be in the third person.
(6-10 Points)
Level 3

Essay introduces two things that are different. The writer explains their differences, but does not state his/her opinion. Essay is not written in the third person. (11-15 Points)
Level 4

Essay introduces two things that are different. The writer uses each body paragraph to compare and contrast both Athens and Sparta by two different categories. The conclusion recaps the essay.(16-20 Points)
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Conclusion

10 Points

Level 1

No conclusion is apparent in the essay. (0-2 Points)
Level 2

Conclusion does not summarize or restate thesis. Student's opinion is very simply stated without details or reasoning. (3-5 Points)
Level 3

Conclusion provides a summary of supporting points and provides their opinion (6-8 Points)
Level 4

Conclusion is clear and summarizes supporting points. It restates the thesis in a new way and provides their opinion with a detailed explanation. (9-10 Points)
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Mechanics

parts of speech, punctuation, spelling

5 Points

Level 1

There are more than 10 errors involving parts of speech, punctuation or spelling. (0-1 Points)
Level 2

There are multiple errors (7-10) in the essay. Many detract from the flow and meaning. (2-3 Points)
Level 3

Minimal errors are found (3-6). They do not detract from the general flow of the essay. (4 Points)
Level 4

Errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization are minimal (0-2) and not distracting.
(5 Points)
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Draft and Peer Review

5 Points

Level 1

Student does not include graphic organizer and peer review sheet (0 Points)
Level 2

Student includes incomplete graphic organizer or only includes either the graphic organizer or peer review sheet (2-3 Points)
Level 3

Student includes graphic organizer and peer review sheet (4 Points)
Level 4

Student includes detailed graphic organizer and detailed peer review sheet. Student may have also completed a draft of the essay before the final. (5 Points)
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