Name: ________________________________

 

Meaning (20%)

The extent to which the response exhibits sound understanding, interpretation, and analysis of the task and texts

Development (40%)

The extent to which ideas are elaborated using specific and relevant evidence from the texts

Organization (20%)

The extent to which the response exhibits direction, shape, and coherence

Language Use & Conventions

The extent to which the response reveals awareness of audience through effective use of words, sentence structure and variety, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Distinguished

19-20

-Provides a thoughtful and accurate thesis and clearly establishes the criteria for analysis

-uses the criteria to make an insightful analysis of the texts

- develops ideas clearly and fully, making effective use of a wide range of specific evidence (2-3 examples per body paragraph) and appropriate literary elements

- maintains the focus established by the thesis

- exhibit a logical and coherent structure through skillful use of appropriate devices and transitions

- stylistically sophisticated, using high level words with a notable awareness of audience, varies sentence structure

- demonstrates control over conventions with almost no errors

Proficient

17-18

-provides an accurate thesis

-uses the chosen criteria to analyze the texts

- develops ideas clearly and consistently using two relevant and specific examples per body paragraph

- may make reference to appropriate literary elements

- maintains the focus established by the thesis

- exhibit a logical sequence of ideas through use of appropriate devices and transitions

- takes risks with vocabulary, demonstrates awareness of audience, varies sentence structure,

- demonstrates control over conventions with few errors

Satisfactory

15-16

-provides a simple, yet reasonable thesis

- makes implicit connections between the criteria and the texts

- may develop some ideas more fully than others, with reference to specific and relevant evidence (at least 1 example per body paragraph)

- may make reference to appropriate literary elements

- maintains a clear and appropriate focus

- exhibit a logical sequence of ideas, but may lack transitions between paragraphs or internal consistency

Uses appropriate language, with some awareness of audience, occasionally makes effective use of sentence structure

- demonstrates partial control over conventions, errors do not hinder comprehension

Unsatisfactory

0-14

- provides a confused or incomplete thesis or may not refer to it at all

- reflects minimal or no analysis of the chosen texts

- may not refer to the critical lens at all in the analysis of the texts

- develops ideas briefly, may rely primarily on plot summary

- ideas might be incomplete, references to the text might be vague, irrelevant, repetitive or unjustified

- establishes, but fails to maintain, an appropriate focus

- exhibit a rudimentary structure but may include some inconsistencies or irrelevancies

- may show little or no focus or organization

- relies on basic vocabulary, with little awareness of audience

- shows some attempt to vary sentence structure or length for effect, but with uneven success

- demonstrates some control over conventions, some errors may hinder comprehension

TOTAL SCORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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20

 

 

 

 

 

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20 x 2

 

 

 

 

 

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20

 

 

 

 

 

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20