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Theme Essay with an Opinion on one topic

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Rubric Code: HXAAAW5
"The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini Essential Questions: "When might a person experience conflicting loyalties"? "What factor (competition; time; situations) do you think tests people's loyalty the most"? Using evidence from the text, support your theme in three to five paragraphs.
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Keywords: Loyalty tested: competition; time; situations
Categories: Subjects: English  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

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  Exemplary -5
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Proficent-4
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Approaching-3
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Beginning-0-2
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Topic Sentence -5
Exemplary -5

Begins paragraphs with a topic sentence, clear main idea, well-written. Clearly identifies the essential question.
Proficent-4

Topic sentences present in some paragraphs, clear main idea. Identifies the essential question
Approaching-3

Too general or missing topic sentences for paragraphs.
Beginning-0-2

Topic sentence is missing or not the first sentence.
Evidence: Quote and/or Paraphrase-
Exemplary -5

At least three quotes or textual evidence are used accurately.
Proficent-4

Three quotes or textual evidence are used but not introduced correctly.
Approaching-3

Two or more quotes or evidence are off topic or don't support main idea.
Beginning-0-2

Missing quotes or evidence.
Lead-ins - 5
Exemplary -5

There is a lead-in to all the quotes or evidence. Expresses his/her opinion clearly and connects it with the evidence provided; relates opinion to the essential questions.
Proficent-4

Some lead-ins to the evidence but not all have a lead-in. Opinion is stated but needs to be more clearly stated in relation to the evidence provided and the essential questions.
Approaching-3

Vague lead-ins. Opinion is unclear with evidence not specifically stated. Essential questions are not adequately addressed with his/her opinion.
Beginning-0-2

Lacks lead-ins; evidence is just "dropped" into paragraph. There is not any connection to evidence provided nor to his/her opinion. Essential questions were not addressed.
Explanations - 5
Exemplary -5

Explanation included after the evidence; shows in-depth analysis. Opinion is supported by the evidence and essential questions are addressed.
Proficent-4

Explanations included; a few sentences may need more depth. Opinion is stated clearly, but needs some relation to evidence from text. Essential questions are addressed but needs more explanation.
Approaching-3

Explanations included but may repeat ideas or be too general. Opinion is expressed but does not connect with the evidence or essential question.
Beginning-0-2

Lacks explanation; sentences are off the topic. Does not present his/her opinion nor provides evidence. Essential question is not addressed.
Organization -5
Exemplary -5

Follows logical order with an introduction, body, and conclusion; strong closing sentence
Proficent-4

Follows format except more topic sentences are needed or closing sentence is too general or repeats.
Approaching-3

Format does not follow a logical order (introduction; body; conclusion).
Beginning-0-2

Doesn't understand essay format; completely disorganized.
Length/Sentences -5
Exemplary -5

Lengthy sentences with a variety of sentence types; high word count.
Proficent-4

Mostly lengthy sentences; some may be simple sentences; strong word count.
Approaching-3

Needs more length in sentences and more variety; or fragments and run-ons.
Beginning-0-2

Very short sentences; low word count.
Conventions -5
Exemplary -5

Up to three writing/spelling errors- punctuation; complete sentences; correct verb tenses; Indents for new paragraphs
Proficent-4

Up to five writing/spelling errors- punctuation; complete sentences; correct verb tenses; indents for new paragraphs
Approaching-3

Up to 8 spelling/writing errors -
punctuation; complete sentences; correct verb tenses; doesn't indent for new paragraphs
Beginning-0-2

More than 8 writing/spelling errors - punctuation; complete sentences; correct verb tenses; indents for new paragraphs.



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