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Choice Unit Projects

 

 
Website Project: Choice Unit (CP)
Category Needs Improvement Average Good Excellent
Discussion Questions More than 2 questions missing. More than 4 questions do not spark discussion or are concrete or opinion-based. 1-2 questions missing. 3-4 questions do not spark discussion or require a concrete or opinion-based answer (i.e. 'Who is the main character?' 'Who is your favorite character?') 1 question included per chapter. 1-2 questions do not encourage much discussion. 1 discussion question included per chapter. Thoughtful questions that encourage discussion. Shows engagement with the text.
Powerful Passages 3 or fewer quotes included. Explanations missing. Quotes chosen mainly from one or two parts of the book. 4 quotes included. Explanations are very brief. Multiple errors in citations. Quotes chosen from select parts of the book. 5 quotes from the book. Could use more explanation as to why they are chosen. Small error in citations. Quotes chosen from most parts of the book. 5 quotes from the book. Cited correctly. 2-3 sentences explaining why each quote is included. All quotes are good choices. Chosen from a variety of parts of the book.
Quiz Quiz missing or incomplete. Fewer than 8 questions included. Answer key may be missing. If quiz included, questions are mostly unreasonable and/or opinion-based 1 quiz included. 8-9 questions included. Link to answer key included. 2-3 questions are opinion-based or unreasonable (i.e. 'On what page did this happen?') 1 quiz included. 10 questions. Link to answer key included. Most questions are reasonable and cover the entire book. 1 quiz on the book included. 10 questions. Link to separate answer key included. All questions are reasonable and cover the entire book.

Images

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Fewer than 4 images included. Citations missing. Images included do not enhance project. 4 images included. Citations incorrect. Some images may not enhance project or lack creativity. 5 images. Small error in citation. Citation page included. Most enhance website. Most are creative choices. 5 images. Cited correctly on separate page. Appropriate for project. Enhance website. Creative choices.
Going Above and Beyond Project does not meet basic requirements. Average project. Meets basic requirements. No attempts to do extra work. Very good project. Some attempts at extra enhancements. Excellent project. You have taken extra time to add additional elements to the site that enhance it. Excellent project.

Project Turned in On Time: ____________ (Must be shared with mascochieftains4@gmail.com by class on February 12th, 2010. If you use a program other than Google Sites, you must email the link by class on the due date.)

 

Soundtrack Project (CP)

Category

Needs Improvement/Incomplete

Average

Good

Excellent

Completeness

  • On time
  • 10 songs (no swears, etc.)
  • CD with cover and back
  • Paragraphs turned in

More than 2 areas incomplete.

1 area missing

One area partially incomplete.

All areas completed fully.

Writing

  • Correct grammar/punctuation/spelling, etc.
  • Paragraphs are coherent
  • Paragraphs clearly explain connection to book and why they were chosen
  • 5-7 sentences each

More than 2 areas need work.

2 areas need work

One area needs work.

All areas completed fully.

Accuracy to Book

  • Songs clearly reflect the book and show an understanding of it.
  • Project shows a thorough understanding of the entire book

 

Many of the songs do not apply.

 

Unclear if entire book was read.

Some songs apply.

 

Average understanding of book

Most songs apply.

 

Good understanding of book.

All songs apply.

 

Excellent understanding of book.

Effort

  • Adequate time taken to create good project
  • Neat
  • Completed fully

Project needs more time/effort.

Average project.

Good project that shows time/effort

Excellent project that shows time/effort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Essay (CP)

 

Category

Needs Improvement/Incomplete

Average

Good

Excellent

Completeness

  • 10 pictures
  • 10 quotes from novel
  • Arranged in a logical way (ppt, booklet)

 

More than 1 part missing OR more than 2 parts incomplete

1-2 parts incomplete

One part incomplete

All parts complete

Neatness/Effort/Proofreading

  • Very neat
  • Shows a great deal of time/effort
  • All words TYPED
  • Edited for typos/spelling

More than 1 part missing/incomplete

1 part missing

One part incomplete

All parts complete

Accuracy of the Book

  • All pictures complement text
  • Shows a full picture of the book
  • Sentences accurately accompany pictures

Does not show entire book. Unclear if entire book was read.

Average portrayal of book. Need to find quotes from a variety of sections.

Good portrayal of book.

Excellent portrayal of book. Shows scope of novel, from beginning to end.

Quotes

  • Cited correctly using MLA

Example: (Knowles 45).

  • All quotes accurate and good representations of book.

One or more parts missing

2 parts incomplete

1 part incomplete

All correct

Picture Citations

  • Separate slide included with citations for images.
  • All images cited correctly.
  • See www.citationmachine.net for help

Citation slide not included.

 

Citations completed incorrectly.

1-2 citations missing.

1 citation incorrect.

All images cited correctly on separate slide

 

 
Additional Chapter/Alternative Ending (CP)
 

Note: The summary paragraph should be included at the beginning of your new chapter. It should briefly explain what happened in the previous chapter or where your chapter begins.

 

Category

Needs Improvement/Incomplete

Average

Good

Excellent

Completeness

  • At least 3 pages long
  • Typed
  • Double-spaced
  • Stapled
  • 12 pt font

More than one part missing/incomplete

1 part missing

1 part incomplete

All parts complete

Grammar/Punctuation

  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Writing makes sense

Many errors that make the writing difficult to understand.

5-6 errors

3-4 errors

1-2 small errors

The Chapter

  • Creativity/Careful thought
  • Understanding of story/characters
  • Summary Paragraph at beginning.

Does not show that entire book was read. Does not show adequate time/planning for writing.

Some creativity. Somewhat clear if entire book was read.

Most elements complete. Creative.

All elements complete. Very creative and thorough.

Style

  • Well-written.
  • Flows well
  • Appropriate vocabulary

Extremely simple writing. Needs more time to enhance vocabulary and sentence structure.

Somewhat choppy or simplistic writing.

Well-written, but could use some improvement.

Very well-written.