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Summative Assessment & Rubric

Directions: Create a review article of at least 2 pages for the 3 poems we discussed in the unit:
“The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” by Christopher Marlowe, “The Nymphs Reply to the
Shepherd” by Sir Walter Raleigh, and “Raleigh was Right” by William Carlos Williams. You are
writing a poem review article for a reader that has little to no knowledge of the poems. Review
these 3 poems as if they were a movie you were reviewing. Include in the review a summary,
interpretation, and your opinion of the ‘movie’, as well as an introduction, conclusion, and at
least 3 body paragraphs. The main objective of this assignment is to display your understanding
of the poems and their interpretations, as well as what YOU think about them. Add quotes when
referencing specific parts of the poems. Think of the different perspectives you can write this in
for example, are you a writer in the 16th, 20th, or 21st centuries? Follow the guidelines set by the
rubric below and remember to have fun with this!

Review Article Rubric
Format /
Organization
30 points

Creativity /
Interpretation
30 points

Grammar, Spelling
and Punctuation
20 points
Quotations
10 points

Audience
10 points

Highly Effective
Student follows the
format requirements
of at least 2 pages and
5 paragraphs.
Essay is well
organized and
structured.
21-30 points
Student is very
creative and has a
well developed
interpretation of the
poems.
21-30 points
Student had little to
no spelling, grammar
and punctuation
mistakes.
15-20 points
Student included
quotes for every
reference made to a
specific moment in
the poems.
8-10 points
Student addresses the
appropriate audience.

8-10 points

Effective
Student follows most
of the format
requirements of at
least 2 pages and 5
paragraphs.
Essay is somewhat
organized and
structured.
10-20 points
Student is creative
and has a developing
interpretation of the
poems.

Ineffective
Student does not
follow the format
requirements of at
least 2 pages and 5
paragraphs.
Essay is not organized
or structured.

10-20 points
Student had few
spelling, grammar and
punctuation mistakes.

0-9 points
Student had an
excessive amount of
spelling, grammar and
punctuation mistakes.
0-6 points
Student did not
include any quotes to
support any references
made.

7-14 points
Student failed to
include 1-2 quotes
when referencing a
specific moment in
the poems.
4-7 points
Student addresses the
appropriate audience
at times.

4-7 Points

0-9 points
Student lacks both
creativity and a basic
understanding of the
poems.

0-3 points
Student does not
address the
appropriate audience /
Student does not write
for any specific
audience.
0-3 points
Total Score
100