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Works Cited

 

Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men. New York: Penguin, 1993. Print.

 

The Internet Classics Archive. Ed. Daniel Stevenson. MIT.  2009. 22 Mar 2010. http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/nicomachaen.8.viii.html

 

OMAM Rubric (for download)

Checklist for Of Mice and Men paper!

November 2010

Turn in with your FINAL DRAFT

 

q  Double-spaced or skipped lines (writing on only one side of paper)

q  Computer generated:

q  <= 12 point

q  Font = Arial, Comic Sans, or Times New Roman

q  margins <= 1.25”

q  no extra spaces between paragraphs

q  Heading includes name, due date, period, title of paper

q  Works Cited section is correct

q  Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men. New York: Penguin, 1993. Print.

q  The Internet Classics Archive. Ed. Daniel Stevenson. MIT.  2009. 22 Mar 2010.

http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/nicomachaen.8.viii.html.

q  Parenthetical MLA Citation is correct

q  (Steinbeck 27).

q  block quotation is used when

o   quotation is more than 4 lines long when written in paper OR

o   more than one person is speaking

q  3+ relevant, connected quotations from literature or other sources

q  quotations are  (numbered (1))

q  Paper length = 2+pages (does NOT include heading!)

q  Developed, logical, clear, concise thesis

q  Thesis is underlined

q  Presence of introduction and conclusion paragraphs

q  Original work

q  Written in third person (no “you,” “I,” “me,” “us,” “we,” “your” etc.)

q  Presence of 3 correctly used and indicated Word Bank words

q  No errors with run-ons

q  No errors with its/it’s

q  No errors with women/woman

q  Present tense used throughout the paper (literature is “alive”)

Of Mice and Men Essay, October 2010:  USE THIS RUBRIC THREE TIMES! (SAVE PAPER!)

 

4 Exemplary

3.25 Proficient

2.5 Limited

1 Deficient

Peer Evaluation

Self-Evaluation

Teacher Evaluation

FCA 1:  Format (10%--20 points)

  Double-spaced or skipped lines (writing on only one side of paper)

  Computer generated: <= 12 point, Arial, Comic Sans, or Times New Roman, margins <= 1.25”, no extra spaces between paragraphs

  Heading includes name, due date, period, title of paper

  Works Cited section is correct

  Double-spaced or skipped lines (writing on only one side of paper)

  Computer generated: <= 12 point, Arial, Comic Sans, or Times New Roman, margins <= 1.25”, no extra spaces between paragraphs

  Heading includes name, due date, period, title of paper

  1-3 errors with MLA citation OR Works Cited

  Double-spaced or skipped lines (writing on only one side of paper)

  Computer generated: <= 12 point, Arial, Comic Sans, or Times New Roman, margins <= 1.25”, no extra spaces between paragraphs

  Heading includes name, due date, period, title of paper

  4 + errors with MLA citation or Works Cited

One of the following is missing

  Double-spaced or skipped lines (writing on only one side of paper)

  Computer generated: <= 12 point, Arial, Comic Sans, or Times New Roman, margins <= 1.25”, no extra spaces between paragraphs

  Heading includes name, due date, period, title of paper

OR

  MLA parenthetical notation or Works Cited is absent

 

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FCA 2:  Content  (60%--120 points)

   3+ relevant, connected quotations from literature, or other sources

   quotations are  (numbered (1))

   Paper length  = 2+pages

   Developed, logical, clear, concise thesis

   Thesis is underlined

  Presence of introduction and conclusion paragraphs

  Original work

   3 relevant, connected quotations from literature, or other sources quotations are  (numbered (1))

   Paper length  = 2 pages

   Clear, logical thesis &  is underlined

  Presence of introduction and conclusion paragraphs

  Original work

   2 relevant OR connected quotations from literature, or other sources

   Paper length = 1-2 pages

   Thesis present

  Presence of introduction and conclusion paragraphs

  Original work

   1 relevant OR connected quotation from literature, articles, class lectures 

OR

   Paper length = 1-2 pages

   Thesis is inadequate or underdeveloped

  Presence of introduction and conclusion paragraphs

 

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FCA 3:  Word Bank & Conventions (20%--40 points)

  Written in third person

   Grammatical errors are non-existent or do not obfuscate meaning

   Presence of 3 correctly used and indicated Word Bank words

   No errors with run-ons

   No errors with its/it’s

   No errors with women/woman

  Written in third person

   1-4 grammatical errors which do not obfuscate meaning

   Presence of 3 correctly used and indicated Word Bank words

   1-3 Errors with the following:

   Run-ons

   Its/it’s

   Women/woman

  Attempts at writing in third person

   4-10  grammatical errors which obfuscate meaning at times

   Presence of 1-2 correctly used and indicated Word Bank words

   4-6 Errors with the following:

Run-ons

Its/it’s

Women/woman

  Not written in third person

   10+ major grammatical errors

   No Word Bank words

   7+ errors with the following:

Run-ons

Its/it’s

Women/woman

 

_______ x 10 =

 

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RESPONSE TO LITERATURERUBRIC

 

 

6

5

4

3

2

1

Peer evaluation

Self-Evaluation

Teacher Evaluation

CAPT SCORE (10%--20 points)

Initial Understanding

Demonstrates a basic understanding of the story as a whole.  The interpretation is richly supported with examples from the text.

Demonstrates a basic understanding of the story as a whole.  The interpretation is thoughtful and well-supported with examples from the text.

Demonstrates a basic understanding of the story as a whole & provides a plausible interpretation supported with examples from the text.

Demonstrates some understanding of portions of the text or of the story as a whole.

Demonstrates a literal or superficial understanding of portions of the text or the story as a whole

Demonstrates limited understanding &/or serious misunderstanding of portions of the text or the story as a whole.

 

 

______ x .83 = ______

 

 

______ x .83 =  ______

 

 

______ x .83 = ______

Inter-pretation

Demonstrates exceptional ability to reflect, revise, reshape &/or deepen initial understanding.

Demonstrates acceptable ability to reflect, revise, reshape &/or deepen initial understanding.

Demonstrates some ability to reflect, revise, reshape &/or deepen initial understanding.

Demonstrates limited ability to reflect, revise, reshape &/or deepen initial understanding.

Demonstrates little ability to reflect, revise, reshape &/or deepen initial understanding.

Demonstrates no ability to reflect, revise, reshape &/or deepen initial understanding.

 

______ x .83 = ______

 

______ x .83 =  ______

 

______ x .83 = ______

Connection

Demonstrates perceptive associations & connections between story & other texts &/or outside experiences & supports these connections with examples

Demonstrates associations/connections between the text, other texts, &/or outside experience; generally supports these connections with examples from the text

Demonstrates some associations/connections between the text, other texts, &/or outside experience, may not be supported with examples from the text

Demonstrates an association/connection between the text, other texts, &/or outside experience, superficial, lacks depth &/or support

Demonstrates difficulty making or supporting an association &/or connections between the story & outside experiences

Demonstrates no meaningful associations/connections between the text, other texts, &/or outside experiences

 

 

______ x .83 = ______

 

 

______ x .83 = ______

 

 

______ x .83 = ______

Critical Stance

Demonstrates perceptive judgments about the literary quality of the story & supports these judgments with examples from the text &/or outside experiences

Demonstrates thoughtful judgments about the literary quality of the story & supports these judgments with examples from the text &/or outside experiences

Demonstrates judgments about the literary quality of the story but they tend to lack depth &/or are not well supported with examples from the story &/or outside experiences.

Demonstrates judgments about the literary quality of the story but they lack depth & are not supported with examples from the story &/or outside experiences.

Demonstrates limited judgment about the literary quality that is superficial or emotional or is not supported with examples from the story or outside experiences.

Demonstrates no awareness of the literary quality of the story.

 

 

______ x .83 = ______

 

 

______ x .83 = ______

 

 

______ x .83 = ______

 

STUDENT-EVALUATION:  TOTAL POINTS EARNED _________/200 = __________%

 

SELF-EVALUATION:  TOTAL POINTS EARNED ____________/200 = ____________%

 

TEACHER-EVALUATION:  TOTAL POINTS EARNED _________/200 = __________%

 

 

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