Assessment Masters

This I Believe – Personal Essay Rubric
Name: ______________________________________
Categories and Criteria Knowledge/ Understanding Shows knowledge of essay format. Shows understanding of model essays in own essay Shows understanding of analogy, simile and metaphor Thinking/Inquiry Makes a clear supported argument about beliefs Shows thinking, insight and reflection. Tells a story. Communication Communicates clearly, correctly and effectively. • Some supports, some effective • Some elements of narrative present but more needed • Good use of supports that are effective • Tells a story that supports belief statement • Clear, mostly correct, minor errors. • Writing achieves purpose. • Effective use of support. • Effective use of narrative • Limited understanding of models shown\ • Limited understanding of analogy, simile or metaphor • some understanding of model essay shown • some understanding of analogy, simile or metaphor • competent understanding of models. • Competent understanding of analogy, simile or metaphor Level 1 • Limited evidence of understanding of essay format Level 2 • some use of essay format Level 3 • competent use of essay format Level 4 • sophisticated knowledge of essay format • thorough understanding of models • thorough understanding of analogy metaphor simile

• Limited support or support ineffective. • Limited insight, thinking, no narrative elements • Limited clarity, correctness. Communication is not effective, does not achieve purpose

• Some clarity, some correctness but needs improvement • Writing achieves some of its purpose but needs improvement • Attempts use of analogy or other devices with some success • Makes only 1 error covered in grammar unit • Mostly effective use of writing process

• Clear, correct and very effective communication • Writer achieves purpose

Application Uses analogy. Uses simile or metaphor Applies grammar lessons – avoids run-on, fragments, comma splices and incorrect punctuation Use of writing process

• Does not use analogy or other devices or attempts to with limited success • Makes errors covered in grammar unit • Ineffective use of writing process

• Uses analogy, simile and metaphor effectively. • Makes only 1 grammar error covered in unit. • Effective use of writing process

• Excellent use of analogy, metaphor and simile – more than one use of these. • Makes no grammar errors related to grammar unit • Thorough use of writing process.

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Assessment Master 8 (continued)

Name: ______________________________________ Class: ____________________________ Activity: _____________________________________ Date: ____________________________

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