Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Rubric for Colonial Narrative

Written Paper Language Arts Rubric  50 pts

Sentence Fluency
Writing is very difficult to follow; incomplete sentences, rambling, or awkward
The writing tends to be either choppy or rambling. Awkward constructions often force the reader to slow down or reread.
The writing tends to be mechanical rather than fluid. Occasional awkward constructions may force the reader to slow down or reread.
The writing flows; however, connections between phrases or sentences may be less than fluid. Sentence patterns are somewhat varied, contributing to ease in oral reading.
The writing has an effective flow and rhythm. Sentences show high degree of craftsmanship. Consistently strong and varied structure that makes expressive oral reading easy and enjoyable.
Demonstrates a lack of
command of
conventions: errors are
frequent and severe and
meaning is obscured
Demonstrates a partial
command of
conventions: frequent
errors in usage may
obscure meaning,
inconsistent use of
capitalization, etc
Demonstrates adequate
command of
conventions: some
errors in usage and
sentence formation
present nothing
systematic, adequate
use of punctuation, etc
Demonstrates solid
command of
conventions: minimal
errors in sentence
capitalization, spelling
Demonstrates exemplary
command of
conventions: few, if any
errors in sentence
formation, effective and
consistent use of
capitalization, spelling

Written Paper Social Studies Rubric  50 pts

Completeness of Content
Most topics were not addressed.
Role is minimally addressed, and most questions answered with  1 sentence about each.
Role is addressed and most questions answered with at least 2 sentences about each.
Role is fully addressed and all questions answered with at least 2 sentences about each.
Significant depth and devoid of errors.
Quality of Content
Most information has little or nothing to do with the main topic.
Minimal information clearly relates to the main topic. No details and/or examples are given.
Most Information clearly relates to the main topic. It  provides 1-2 supporting details and/or examples.
All information clearly relates to the main topic. It includes several supporting details and/or examples.
Significant depth and devoid of errors.

Final Colonial Narrative Assignment

Colonial Narrative Essay
You will research and develop an understanding of the role you have been assigned. Based off of what is discovered, you will construct a historical narrative with at least three fact based supporting details.
1) You will be assigned a role of a type of person in colonial society. a) Research and find answers to these questions for your narrative:
  • i)  What was daily life was like for your role?
  • ii)  What specific jobs/responsibilities did they have?
iii) Where did they fit into their community’s social structure?
2) Create a rough outline with your research and ideas BEFORE you start writing. a) Make sure you include at least three supporting facts with sources
  • 3)  Using what you’ve learned in class and in research you will write a first or third person narrative essay.
    • a)  You need to use factual dates from at least three reliable sources.
    • b)  You need to cite ALL sources in a bibliography.
  • 4)  You will be assessed on integrating your knowledge into a work of historical fiction and on conventions.
a) Remember to refer to the rubric as you are outlining, writing, and editing your narrative
Size 12 normal font
One to two pages 1.5 spaced
Approved internet sources are:
  • .edu, .org., .gov, or britanica.com OR
  • mvstudentblog.wordpress under the RESEARCH/Colonial tab
A Bibliography is a list of the sources you use in your writing and is REQUIRED at the bottom of your paper.

• *Snap&Read or EasyBib.com will help you create your MLA bibliographies