Paragraph Structure Requirements for Comparing Two Works of Literature

  1. Write a sentence that states whether or not the stories are mostly similar or mostly different in what they teach readers about relationships.

  2. Give an example from each story.

  3. Discuss examples.

  4. Give another example from each story.

  5. Discuss examples.

  6. Give another example from each story.

  7. Discuss examples.

  8. Write a concluding sentence.

 

 

 

 

 

 Rubric for Self-Grading

Content

Score

Reason for Score

0

I have done no work or I show no understanding of the readings.
1-2 I have shown I have a very limited understanding of what the authors are trying to teach me about relationships. I give little detail and support. I have shown I don't know much about the authors' intention or techniques.
3-4 I have shown I have a some understanding of what the authors are trying to teach me about relationships. I gave some details and support. I have shown I know a little about the authors' intention or techniques.
5-6 I have shown I understand what the authors are trying to teach me about relationships. I have given details and support. I have shown I know about the authors' intention or techniques.
7-8 I have shown I understand the importance of what the authors are trying to teach me about relationships. I have given many details and support. I have shown I understand and appreciate the authors' intention or techniques.
9-10 I have shown a deep understanding of the importance of what the authors are trying to teach me about relationships. I have given details and support that show the emotional impact of the authors' lessons. I have carefully analyzed the authors' intentions and techniques.

Organization

Score

Reason for Score

0

I  have done no work or I show no organization.
1-2 I'm disorganized and confused, and my arguments are not presented in a logical manner. My paragraph structure and transitions are very weak.
3-4 I'm beginning to show organization, but my order isn't completely logical. My paragraph structure and transitions are weak.
5-6 I'm basically organized, clear and coherent, and my arguments are presented in a logical manner.  My paragraph structure and transitions are good.
7-8 I'm well organized, clear and coherent, and my arguments are presented in a thoughtful, logical manner. My paragraph structure and transitions help to develop my ideas.
9-10 I'm consistently well organized, clear and coherent, and my arguments are presented in a perceptive and persuasive manner.  My paragraph structure and transitions effectively develop and substantiate my ideas.

Style and Language Usage

Score

Reason for Score

0

I  have done no work or I use words below my grade level and make so many errors  in spelling, pronunciation, punctuation, and grammar that my work cannot be understood. I haven't paid any attention to the purpose for which I'm writing or to my audience.
1-2

My vocabulary is often inappropriate and limited. I have many errors in spelling, pronunciation, punctuation, and grammar that interfere with communication. I haven't paid much attention to the purpose for which I'm writing or to my audience.

3-4

My vocabulary is only sometimes inappropriate and has some variety. I make some typical errors in spelling, pronunciation, punctuation, and grammar that interfere with communication. I am trying to get my purpose for writing across to my audience.

5-6

My vocabulary is usually appropriate and has variety. I make some errors in spelling, pronunciation, punctuation, and grammar that interfere with communication. I do a pretty good job of getting my purpose for writing across to my audience.

7-8 My vocabulary is appropriate and varied. I make occasional errors in spelling, pronunciation, punctuation, and grammar, but they don't really interfere with communication.  I get my purpose for writing across to my audience.
9-10 My vocabulary is always appropriate and greatly varied with very infrequent errors in spelling, pronunciation, punctuation, and grammar. I have mastered getting my purpose across to my audience.

After putting an X in the appropriate box for each of the three grading areas, I believe my letter grade should be a __________ because ______________________________________________________.  I understand this paragraph is worth 30 points.

 

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