Compare/Contrast Examination Day

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Introduction & Topic Sentence w/ Thesis Clarified

4

3

2

1

clear w/ these 3 items:

·          stated title of selection

·      story: quotation marks

·      film: italics

·          a 1-sentence plot summary

·          which is better: text or film

has only 2 of the required items listed

may have all the required items, but topic sentence is too specific

 

·          TS didn't fit essay

·          no topic sentence = 0

 

 

 

 

Content of Body Paragraph

4

3

2

1

included these 4 items:

·          chose only 1 topic below

·      in text but not film

·      in film but not text

·      setting details

·      character/costume details

·          provided supporting details

·          info was accurate

·          info backed up thesis

had all 4 items but info

·          had 1-2 incorrect pieces of info

·          vague—not enough detail

·          went into too much detail

had all 4 items but info

·          had 3-4 incorrect pieces of info

·          vague

had all 4 items but info

·          5-6 pieces of incorrect info

·          just retold the plot line, did not compare/contrast=0

·          >5 incorrect info = 0

 

Organization & Combining of Information

4

3

2

1

·          supporting details are just right; didn’t put in every little detail

·          organized info a good manner w/ transitions

·          used compare/contrast words & phrases

·          too much detail—should have omitted a couple items

·          some awkward combining of information

·          a few areas where compare/contrast words & phrases could have been used

·          over-elaborated OR left out obvious info or needed to explain

·          poor clarification between points

·          many areas where compare/contrast words & phrases needed

·          seemed to just copy graphic organizer notes; needed to combine info & not just string it together

·          left out obvious supporting details; too vague

·          no compare/contrast words/phrases used

 

 

 

 

Conclusion Paragraph: The So What? Paragraph

4

3

2

1

has all 4 items below

·          What is the theme or moral?

·          Why the message of the story or movie is important--what can society or the reader learn from this?

·          stated version that is the best at the above (text/film)

·          stated title of selection

has these 3 items below

·          answered only 1 of 2 ?’s

·          stated version that is the best at the above (text/film)

·          stated title of selection

has all the 4 items below in box 1

·          but is incorrect in the moral or theme

has these 2  items below

·          stated version that is the best at the above (text/film)

·          stated title of selection

has these items below

·          stated version that is the best at the above (text/film)

·          stated title of selection

·          wrote a summary of the essay =0

 

Sentence Fluency

4

3

2

1

·          varied beginnings

·          varied sentences structure by using simple, compound & complex sentences

·          used complete sentences

·          varied most beginnings

·          some variation: need more simple, compound or complex

·          used complete sentences

·          lack of varied beginnings

·          too much of one type: compound or complex

·          choppy sentences, need transitions

·          no varied beginnings

·          subject-verb structure

·          run-ons

·          fragments w/ no purpose

 

Conventions (comma use evaluated separately)

4

3

2

1

all correct or only 1-2 errors:

3-5 errors total:

6-8 errors total:

9-11 errors total: (>11= 0)

 

apostrophes

caps

 

other pun’t.

spelling

grammar

wording

usage

 

 

Comma Use

4

3

2

1

all correct or only 1-2 errors

3-5 errors total:

6-8 errors total:

9-11 errors total: (>11= 0)

appositive

 

DCM

FANBOYS

intro element

in a series

prep phrase

other

comma splices

 

Formatting

4

3

2

1

·          all 9 items below = no errors

1-2 errors

3-4 errors

·          5-6 errors (7 or >= 0)

 

3-line heading in left-hand corner

First & Last Name

Examination Day: Compare/Contrast

Accurate Date

title

centered

creative title for paper

 

font & spacing

Arial 12

double-spaced

indentions & spacing between typed characters (>2 errors=0)

1 page in length (did not change margins or font size)


What to write in your 3 paragraphs

 

1st Paragraph (2-3 sentences)

stated clearly  w/ these 3 items:

 

 

stated title of selection

 

 

 

·         story: quotation marks

·         film: italics

 

 

a 1-sentence plot summary

 

 

clearly stated which is better: text or film

 

2nd Paragraph: 1 body paragraph (6-10 sentences)

included these 4 items:

 

 

chose only 1 topic below

 

 

 

 

in text but not film

give 3-4 examples of how it is the same/different

 

 

 

 

in film but not text

 

 

 

 

setting details

 

 

 

 

character/costume details

 

 

provided 3-4 supporting details for the above topic

 

 

info was accurate

 

 

info backed up thesis

 

3rd Paragraph: Conclusion Paragraph: The So What? Paragraph (3-4 sentences)

has all 4 items below

 

 

What is the theme or moral?

 

 

Why the message of the story or movie is important--what can society or the reader learn from this?

 

 

 

 

stated version that is the best at the above (text/film)

 

 

stated title of selection

 

How your essay will be evaluated (besides content above)

 

Formatting

 

3-line heading: left-hand corner

title

font & spacing

 

First & Last Name

Examination Day: Compare/Contrast

Accurate Date

(single-space this heading)

·          centered

·          creative title for paper

 

·          Arial 12

·          double-spaced the paper

·          indentions & spacing between typed characters (>2 errors=0)

·          1 page in length (did not change margins or font size)

 

Organization & Combining of Information

 

 

supporting details are just right; didn’t put in every little detail

 

 

organized info in a good manner w/ transitions

 

 

used compare/contrast words & phrases

 

Sentence Fluency

Conventions

Comma Use

·          varied beginnings

·          varied sentences structure by using simple, compound & complex sentences; used more than just subject-verb sentence structure

·          used complete sentences

·          avoid run-ons & fragments

·          apostrophes

·          capitalization

·          other’ punctuation

·          spelling

·          grammar/wording/usage

·          appositives

·          DCM

·          fanboys

·          intro elements

·          prep phrases

·          other

·          avoided comma splices