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Argumentative Essay: Flowers for Algernon 
Writing prompt: Are Joe and Frank Charlie's "True" friends?
Rubric Code: DX99X57
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12

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RL.8.1; W.8.1; W.8.1A; W.8.1B; W8.1C; W.8.1D; W.8.1E; W.8.4; W.8.5; W.8.6 W.8.9; W.8.10
  Exceeding Standard

4 pts

Meeting Standard

3 pts

Approaching Standard

2 pts

Below Standard

1 pts

No Evidence

0 pts

Hook

Does the author "hook" the reader!

Exceeding Standard

Hook is clear and keeps the reader interested in reading the rest of the Essay.
Meeting Standard

Hook is clear, but may not keep reader engaged.
Approaching Standard

Hook is evident, but not engaging.
Below Standard

No Hook present.
No Evidence

No Evidence
Connections

Are the ideas or developed through analogy logically connected to one another?

Exceeding Standard

Subjects or topics are: *logically connected to each other
* presented in a clear and appropriate manner.
Meeting Standard

Connections are present and logical but could be more convincing; do not qualify as excellent.
Approaching Standard

Some connection between the compared items is shown, but it is not sufficient.
Below Standard

The things being compared are not logically connected to one another.
No Evidence

No Evidence
Evidence

Citing Textual evidence

Exceeding Standard

Text Evidence:
* 3 Supporting pieces of evidence
* 1 Counter claim
* Clear
* Cited Correctly (page and quotes)
Meeting Standard

Text Evidence:
* 2 Supporting pieces of evidence
* 1 Counter claim
* Clear
* Cited Correctly (page and quotes)
Approaching Standard

Text Evidence
* 2 Supporting pieces of evidence
* 1 Counter claim
* Clear
* Cited (Either no page number and/or
no quotes)
Below Standard

Text Evidence
* 1 Supporting pieces of evidence
* 1 Counter claim
* Not clear
* Not Cited evidence
No Evidence

No Evidence
Logical Order

Is the pattern of development appropriate for the writer's purpose and the readers' needs?

Exceeding Standard

The essay is:
*in a logical order appropriate to the writer's purpose and readers' needs
*ordered point-by-point or subject-by-subject.
Meeting Standard

Most of the essay is presented in a logical order, and readers should have little trouble following the comparison.
Approaching Standard

The writer attempts to develop the essay in a logical order, but some of the essay may be presented in an order readers may find confusing.
Below Standard

The paragraphs within the essay and the essay as a whole are developed in a logical order.
No Evidence

No Evidence
Conventions/Grammar

Does paper indicate that writer has control of the rules of conventions and grammar?

Exceeding Standard

Essay contains one or five errors.
Meeting Standard

Essay contains more than Five errors, but they are not distracting to the reader.
Approaching Standard

Essay contains several errors, which obstruct the flow of reading.
Below Standard

Essay contains many errors, some of which are distracting to the reader.
No Evidence

No Evidence




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