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NAME _______________________________ RD due on ______ FC due on ______

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.1c Use word, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships
among claim(s) reasons, and evidence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.1d Establish and maintain a formal style.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen
writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well
purpose and audience have been addressed.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.3d Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to
capture the action and convey experiences and events.


_____/12 FCA




FCA #1
4--all conditions of
FCA are met
completely

Paragraph is cohesive,
on topic and includes
an introduction, at
least 3 details and a
conclusion

3--minor
errors/omissions
within FCA

Topic sentence could
be stronger, 1
sentence is off topic,
etc.
2--more serious
errors/omissions
within FCA

Multiple sentences are
weak/off topic, no
topic sentence, etc.
1/0--seriously
lackingmultiple
issues within FCA

No topic sentence
and/or conclusion,
lacking details, etc.
FCA #2 All 10 pronouns
present/properly
identified
8/9 pronouns
present/properly
identified
6/7 pronouns
present/properly
identified
Less than half of the
adjectives
present/properly
identified
FCA #3 Excellent attention to
MLA guidelines
1 minor error More severe issue(s)
that do not totally
detract from paper
Serious errors with
formatting.
NAME _______________________________ RD due on ______ FC due on ______
Collins Type 4 WritingPronoun Usage Assessment

Prompt: You have won third prize in a national contest and your prize is a tractor-trailer
load of HALF-ROTTEN pumpkins. These are delivered to you 5 days before Halloween
and are just dumped onto your lawn, covering the entire front yard.
***Are you happy to have won the contest?
***Are you pleased with your prize?
***What plan will you make to get rid of those pumpkins?

Now, after having thought about some of the above questions, write a solid, descriptive
paragraph, explaining the situation and telling what you plan to do. You do not have to
include all the answers to the above questions. Be sure to use a variety of pronouns.
Mark the antecedent for each.

5 Personal pronouns (mix it up by
person, case, gender, number, etc.!):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

2 Interrogative pronouns (NOT
adjectives):
1.
2.

2 Possessive pronouns (NOT
adjectives):
1.
2.

2 Demonstrative pronouns (NOT
adjectives):
1.
2.

4 DIFFERENT indefinite pronouns (NOT
adjectives):
1.
2.
3.
4.

Score

_______/12 FCAs

_______/15 # Of Pronouns listed and
identified (see left)

________________________________
Editors Signature

______/1 point for signature

______/2 points for CLEARLY edited RD

Total: __________/30