Short Story and a Procedural Essay

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The short story and procedural essay can be on what every you choose. He is into gaming, if that helps out. Please make sure to read over each Rubric for each assignment, as this is where his grades will come from. As usual, grammar, spelling and plagiarism will be checked. Thanks!

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English | Assignment | Short Story Assignment Short Story Your short story should be 500-1000 words long. Before submitting your story, make sure you story has • • • • • • • • An exposition, rising action, complicating incident, climax, and a resolution. A setting, plot, and theme. Sensory details and rich description to capture the reader's attention and develop a mood. A narrator with a consistent point of view. Dialogue to move the plot and show the characters’ ideas and feelings. Consistent verb tense. Appropriately selected and implemented active and/or passive voice Correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. Refer to the rubric to make sure you turn in your best work. © 2016 K12 Inc. All rights reserved. Copying or distributing without K12’s written consent is prohibited. Page 1 of 1 English | Rubric | Assignment | Short Story (50 points) 4.16 Rubric Assignment: Short Story (50 points) Criterion Exemplary (45-50 points) Proficient (37-44 points) Emerging (30-36 points) Not Evident (below 30 points) Score and Comments SHORT STORY Student writes a 5001000 word fictional narrative with an appropriately chosen and well-developed focus, plot, and point of view. Story conveys a theme in a sophisticated and convincing manner. Student writes a 5001000 word fictional narrative with clear and appropriate focus, plot, and point of view. Story conveys a clear theme. Student writes a fictional narrative of at least 500 words that shows weak development of the story focus, plot, and point of view. Story does convey a theme, but it is jumbled and difficult to discern. Student fails to meet requirement for length and/or fails to show any clear development of the story focus, plot, or point of view. Story does not convey a theme, or conveys so many themes that the writer’s purpose is indiscernible. Score: Student uses colorful, dialogue to effectively reveal character and to move the plot forward. Dialogue presented shows expert-level mastery of the rules of paragraphing, capitalization, and punctuation. Student uses dialogue to reveal character and to move the plot forward. Dialogue presented shows adequate mastery of the rules of paragraphing, capitalization, and punctuation. Student attempts to use dialogue to reveal character and to move the plot forward, but includes dialogue that lacks purpose and does not always develop the characters or their situations. Dialogue presented shows beginner-level understanding of the rules of paragraphing, capitalization, and punctuation. Student fails to use dialogue or use ineffective dialogue that does not have a purpose and does not develop the characters or their situations. Dialogue presented shows very little to no understanding or respect for the rules of paragraphing, capitalization, and punctuation. Score: Write a short story or personal narrative with a clear focus, plot, and point of view. Points Possible: 10 DIALOGUE Use dialogue to reveal character and to move the plot forward. Punctuate and capitalize dialogue correctly. Paragraph dialogue correctly. Use a variety of narrative techniques like dialogue, pacing, description Points Possible: 10 © 2016 K12 Inc. All rights reserved. Copying or distributing without K12’s written consent is prohibited. Comments: Comments: Page 1 of 3 English | Rubric | Assignment | Short Story (50 points) Criterion Exemplary (45-50 points) Proficient (37-44 points) Emerging (30-36 points) Not Evident (below 30 points) Score and Comments SENSORY DETAILS Student uses vivid sensory details and rich description to establish a clear mood. Student uses sensory details to establish a clear mood, but fails to select the best, most pertinent places to add detail. Student attempts to use sensory details to establish a mood, but does so in a way that is haphazard, and makes the writing appear weak or confusing. Student fails to use sensory details to establish a mood. Student presents writing that is overly dry and bland, and lacks adequate development to engage the reader. Score: Student maintains a consistent point of view. In addition, 0-2 shifts are evident. Student maintains a mostly consistent point of view. In addition, 3-5 shifts are evident. Student maintains a somewhat consistent point of view. In addition, 6-9 shifts are evident. Student fails to maintain a consistent point of view. In addition, 10 or more shifts are evident. Score: Student uses transitions to present time shifts so that they are clear, effective, and enhance the plot. Student uses transitions in a generally effective manner, but fails on 1-2 occasions to present time shifts so that they are clear, effective, and enhance the plot. On 3-5 occasions, student uses transitions in a weak and ill-advised manner that does not enhance the plot or help to explain shifts in time in the narrative. Student fails to use transitions to explain shifts in time or uses transitions in a confusing or disorienting manner that makes the story’s timeline unintelligible. Score: Develop details with descriptive language. Use sensory language to describe experiences, events, setting, and/or characters in a story. Comments: Points Possible: 5 POINT OF VIEW Maintain a consistent point of view. Edit for consistent use of point of view Comments: Points Possible: 5 TRANSITIONS Use words, phrases, or clauses that indicate a shift in setting or time. Points Possible: 5 © 2016 K12 Inc. All rights reserved. Copying or distributing without K12’s written consent is prohibited. Comments: Page 2 of 3 English | Rubric | Assignment | Short Story (50 points) Criterion Exemplary (45-50 points) Proficient (37-44 points) Emerging (30-36 points) Not Evident (below 30 points) Score and Comments ACTIVE AND PASSIVE Student demonstrates understanding of the effects created by use of active and passive voice by making wise and informed decisions about where to use each. Student demonstrates a general understanding of the effects created by use of passive and active voice, and makes decisions about where to use each that are strong overall, but not perfect. Student attempts to use passive and active voice to achieve desired effects in writing, but fails to select the best places to implement each. Student presents writing that lacks focus due to errors in selecting the appropriate voice. Student fails to make informed decisions about where to use passive and active voice to achieve maximum impact in writing. Student presents writing in which the voice is haphazard and confuses the story’s meaning. Score: Student demonstrates perfectly consistent verb tense. Student demonstrates mostly consistent verb tense. Student demonstrates somewhat consistent verb tense. Student demonstrates inconsistent verb tense. Score: Student presents writing that is free of grammatical or spelling errors. Student presents writing that has 1-3 errors in grammar or spelling. Errors do not interfere with understanding. Student presents writing that has 4-8 grammar or spelling errors. Errors interfere with understanding. Student presents writing that has more than eight grammar or spelling errors. Errors interfere with understanding. Score: Use verbs in the active voice to emphasize actor or decisiveness. Use verbs in the passive voice to emphasize the action, not the actor. Points Possible: 5 VERB TENSE Edit for consistent verb tense. Comments: Comments: Points Possible: 5 MECHANICS/CONVENTIONS Points Possible: 5 Comments: Student Name: Total Score: © 2016 K12 Inc. All rights reserved. Copying or distributing without K12’s written consent is prohibited. Page 3 of 3 English | Assignment | Procedural Essay Assignment Procedural Essay Write a procedural essay with media that is 1 ½–2 pages in length. Clearly state your topic, and include all steps necessary to complete the procedure. You will submit your prewriting and planning documents along with your essay. Before you submit your assignment, make sure you have • • • • • • Used second-person point of view. Used transitions. Used vocabulary relevant to your topic and defined it, if needed. Used language appropriate for your audience. Used an adjective phrase. Included media that supports or explains your procedure. Review the grading rubric before you submit your paper so you can ensure you are meeting the assignment requirements © 2016 K12 Inc. All rights reserved. Copying or distributing without K12’s written consent is prohibited. Page 1 of 1 English | Rubric | Assignment | Procedural Essay (50 points) Rubric Assignment: Procedural Essay (50 points) Criterion Exemplary (45-50 points) Proficient (37-44 points) Emerging (30-36 points) Not Evident (below 30 points) Score and Comments How-To Topic- Student chose a procedural essay topic that is an appropriate length and complexity for the assignment. Student chose a procedural essay topic that is somewhat lengthy or short for the assignment. Student chose a procedural essay topic that is too simple or too complex for the assignment. Student did not choose an appropriate procedural essay topic. Score: Student expertly identified a specific audience for a procedural essay. Student appropriately identified a specific audience for a procedural essay. Student identified a specific audience for a procedural essay. Student did not identify a specific audience for a procedural essay. Score: Student expertly composed a 1 12 –2 page Student appropriately composed a 1 12 –2 page procedural essay that includes necessary steps in sequential order. Student uses secondperson point of view correctly but not always consistently. Student composed a procedural essay that is somewhat less than one page. Multiple steps are missing or not in sequence. Student did not use second-person point of view consistently or correctly. Score: procedural essay that includes all necessary steps in sequential order. Student uses secondperson point of view correctly and consistently. Student composed a procedural essay that is somewhat less than 1 12 Choose a topic Points Possible: 6 AudienceWrite a procedural or work-related text directed toward a specific audience Comments: Comments: Points Possible: 5 EssayWrite a procedural or work-related text directed toward a specific audience Write a how-to essay using second-person point of view pages. One or two steps may be missing or out of sequence. Student used second-person point of view inconsistently or incorrectly. Comments: Points Possible: 10 © 2016 K12 Inc. All rights reserved. Copying or distributing without K12’s written consent is prohibited. Page 1 of 3 English | Rubric | Assignment | Procedural Essay (50 points) Criterion Exemplary (45-50 points) Proficient (37-44 points) Emerging (30-36 points) Not Evident (below 30 points) Score and Comments Thesis Statement- Student wrote a clear, strong thesis statement. Student wrote a clear thesis statement. Student wrote a thesis statement. Student did not write a thesis statement. Score: Student expertly used transitions appropriate for sequential organization. Vocabulary was relevant to the topic and defined when appropriate. Student used an adjective clause correctly. Student used transitions appropriate for sequential organization. Vocabulary was relevant to the topic but not always defined when appropriate. Student used an adjective clause correctly. Student generally used transitions appropriate for sequential organization. Vocabulary was somewhat relevant to the topic or not defined when appropriate. Student used an adjective clause. Student did not use transitions appropriate for sequential organization. Vocabulary was not relevant to the topic or not defined when appropriate. Student did not use an adjective clause. Score: Student expertly wrote a concluding paragraph that summarizes main ideas or major points and restates thesis in a new way. Student appropriately wrote a concluding paragraph that summarizes main ideas or major points and clearly restates thesis. Student wrote a concluding paragraph that summarizes main ideas or major points with a vague or general restatement of thesis. Student did not write a concluding paragraph that summarizes main ideas or major points and/or does not refer to thesis. Score: Student included effective and appropriate multimedia and visual displays to enhance the essay. Student included appropriate multimedia and visual displays to enhance the essay. Student included multimedia and visual displays that were loosely related to the essay. Student did not include multimedia and visual displays, or media did not enhance the essay. Score: Write a thesis statement Comments: Points Possible: 5 Transitions and VocabularyUse transitions appropriate to the pattern of organization Points Possible: 6 ConclusionWrite a concluding paragraph that summarizes main ideas or major points Comments: Comments: Points Possible: 5 MediaInclude multimedia and visual displays to enhance the presentation Comments: Points Possible: 10 © 2016 K12 Inc. All rights reserved. Copying or distributing without K12’s written consent is prohibited. Page 2 of 3 English | Rubric | Assignment | Procedural Essay (50 points) Criterion Exemplary (45-50 points) Proficient (37-44 points) Emerging (30-36 points) Not Evident (below 30 points) Score and Comments Mechanics/Conventions Student followed the rules for English grammar and included more than one adjective phrase; 0–3 errors are present. Student followed the rules for English grammar and included at least one adjective phrase; 4–6 errors are present. Student followed the rules for English grammar and included one adjective phrase; 7– 9 are errors present. Student did not follow the rules for English grammar nor include one adjective phrase; 10 or more errors are present. Score: Use complete sentences and correct capitalization, usage, punctuation, and spelling Comments: Points Possible: 3 Student Name: Total Score: © 2016 K12 Inc. All rights reserved. Copying or distributing without K12’s written consent is prohibited. Page 3 of 3 ...
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