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Character Analysis;Five Paragraph Essay built by erinpotter

Rubric Code: A93236
Your literary analysis essay will focus on a specific character from the story. Choose one character that (in your opinion) affected the plot of the story. Think about how this character's actions or reactions, created complications or resolutions. Cite specific examples from the text to strengthen your position.
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Categories: Subjects: English  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8

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Introduction
1

Introduction does not introduce required information and does not have the characteristics of an introduction
2

Introduction missing one element
3

- Introduces author
- Introduces title
- Introduces thesis: writer's opinion of the subject's character.
5

Introduces all elements and is creative and unique.
Thesis
1

Thesis is unclear and unsupported.
2

Thesis is somewhat clear and somewhat supported with concrete details and commentary.
3

Thesis is very clear and strongly supported with concrete details and commentary throughout the essay.
5

Thesis is very clear and well developed. Main points are introduced clearly. Theme is supported throughout with concrete details and appropriate commentary.
Topic Sentences
1

Topic sentences are unclear and merely begin to give details instead of providing a topic.
2

Topic sentences are fairly clear; connection to thesis is not as obvious as it should be.
3

Topic sentences are clear and show some connection to the thesis.
5

Topic Sentences are clear, succinct and connected to the thesis with key words.
Body Paragraph 1
1

Body paragraph does not contain concrete details and commentary. No text evidence provided.
2

Body paragraph does contain some concrete detail (refers back to an example of the text)and limited commentary (explanation of student's thoughts)
3

Body Paragraph contains at least two concrete detail and is followed by commentary. Text evidence is present.
5

Body paragraph contains more than one concrete detail and is backed up with appropriate evidence from the text.
Body Paragraph 2
1

Body paragraph does not contain concrete details and commentary. No text evidence provided.
2

Body paragraph does contain some concrete detail (refers back to an example of the text)and limited commentary (explanation of student's thoughts).
3

Body Paragraph contains at least two concrete detail and is followed by commentary. Text evidence is present.
5

Body paragraph contains more than one concrete detail and is backed up with appropriate evidence from the text.
Body Paragraph 3
1

Body paragraph does not contain concrete details and commentary. No text evidence provided.
2

Body paragraph does contain some concrete detail (refers back to an example of the text)and limited commentary (explanation of student's thoughts)
3

Body Paragraph contains at least two concrete detail and is followed by commentary. Text evidence is present.
5

Body paragraph contains more than one concrete detail and is backed up with appropriate evidence from the text.
Conclusion
1

Does not restate thesis and main points.
2

Restates thesis and main points and does not introduce any new ideas.
3

Restates thesis and main points, does not introduce new ideas, and reads like the ending of an essay.
5

Restates thesis and main points, does not introduce any new ideas, and reads like the ending of an essay with a unique or creative comment/ending.
Organization
1

Essay and paragraphs do not flow smoothly and logically. No transitions or key words are used to connect ideas.
2

Essays and paragraphs have several awkward spots that impact the flow. Transitions and key words are few and do not help much in connecting ideas.
3

Essay and paragraphs have a few awkward areas. Ideas are well-connected with transitions and key words.
5

Essay and paragraphs flow logically. Ideas are cohesive. Transitions and key words are effectively used.
Spelling and Grammar
1

Many spelling and grammatical errors.
2

2-3 spelling and grammatical errors.
3

0-1 spelling and grammatical errors.
5

Clean and free of spelling and grammatical errors and presents complex use of grammar and vocabulary.
Word choice
1

Word choice does not show thought or diversity.
2

Word choice shows little thought or creativity.
3

Word choices are diverse and creative.
5

Word choices are creative and diverse and bring the essay to life.



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