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Emerging

Content Physics

Letter utilizes three
or more specific,
accurate examples of
evidence;
demonstrates strong
understanding of
energy principles,
including
conservation,
efficiency, and
sustainability.

Letter utilizes at least
two specific examples
of evidence, possibly
containing minor
errors; demonstrates
understanding of
energy principles, but
may be missing
evidence of one of the
following: conservation,
efficiency, or
sustainability.

Letter utilizes one or
fewer examples of
evidence, containing
significant errors;
demonstrates basic or
flawed understanding
of energy principles,
missing evidence of
conservation,
efficiency, and/or
sustainability

Content Language/Rheto
ric

Letter demonstrates
expert knowledge of
persuasive language,
accounting for ethos,
pathos, and logos;
exhibits strong
examples of
evidence integrated
into a cohesive text
with little or no
errors.

Letter demonstrates
some knowledge of
persuasive language,
accounting for ethos,
pathos, and logos;
exhibits examples of
evidence integrated
into a cohesive text
with few errors

Letter demonstrates
basic knowledge of
persuasive language,
but might lack ethos,
pathos, and/or logos;
exhibits example of
evidence or lacks
integrated evidence

Format

Letter correctly uses
conventions of a
letter (date, address,
salutation, closing,
and signature);
demonstrates rich,
above grade-level
use of vocabulary.

Letter is mostly correct
in using conventions of
a letter (date, address,
salutation, closing, and
signature); one or two
elements may be
missing; demonstrates
vocabulary at gradelevel

Letter fails to use
conventions of a letter
correctly; significant
elements (date,
address, salutation,
closing, and
signature) are
missing;
demonstrates below
grade-level
vocabulary.

Individual
Contribution Self-assessment

I feel that I
contributed
substantial time and
effort to my role and
my team.

I feel that I contributed
acceptable time and
effort to my role and
my team.

I feel that I
contributed less than I
could have to my role
and my team.

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