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Through My Eyes Rubric

Part 1: Definition (20 points)


10 5 1
Words are spelled correctly. Student Some words are misspelled. Student Many words are misspelled. Student
Definition definition is accurate and not from the definition is not specific and/or is easily definition is verbatim from the
dictionary. found in the dictionary. dictionary.
At least one student-captured image is
One image is present to support the Image(s) used are from the internet or
used to support the definition. It is
definition but it is not original or does copied from another student. The
obvious that the student was
Image not authentically capture the definition image does not capture the definition
thoughtful in creating and capturing
of equality or equity in the world of equality or equity in the world
the moment to define equality or
around the student. around the student.
equity in the world around him/her.

Total: ___________________
Part 2: Song (10 points)
4 1
Song, regardless of genre, somewhat supports the student-
Song, regardless of genre, reflects and supports the
definition of equality or equity. The video is questionable in
student-definition of equality or equity. The video is class
Song appropriateness for the classroom. The video is either
appropriate and contributes to the overall understanding
entertaining or exciting, but does not contribute to the
through the student’s eyes.
overall understanding through the student’s eyes.
There is a thorough connection between the student-
The connection between the student-definition and the
definition and the significance of the song. The student is
song is weak or superficial. It does not require deep
Connection adventurous in making a connection that requires
consideration or reveal any further understanding of the
thoughtful consideration in understanding the student’s
student’s world.
world.
Video ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Video is posted in the content block.
Lyrics ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lyrics are posted in the content block.

Total: ___________________
Part 3: Student Memoir (25 points)
5 3 1
Memoir focuses on a single moment
Memoir focuses on a single moment Memoir focuses on a single moment
that seems memorable but not
Memorable that seems significant to the author’s that does not seem significant to the
substantial to the author’s
Moment understanding and definition of equality author’s understanding and definition
understanding and definition of equality
or equity. of equality or equity.
or equity.
Author’s attitudes and feelings about
Author clearly shows attitudes and Direct statements indicate the author’s
Structure – equality or equity before the event are
feelings regarding equality or equity feelings and attitudes about equality or
Events evident and occur numerous times
numerous times through the thoughts, equity; some events are not necessarily
before through the thoughts and actions of the
action, and dialogue of the characters. significant.
characters.
Although word choice does not always
The memoir clearly shows how the
Structure – show, it is clear to the reading how the Change is evident, but it is told to the
learning about equality or equity
Events after learning about equality or equity reader through direct statements.
changed the author’s life.
changed the author’s life.
Author consistently shows the Author sometimes shows the
significance of the events through significance of the events through
Style & Author tells the significance of the
engaging details, compelling language, engaging details, compelling language,
Technique events through direct statements.
and balance of action, thoughts, and and balance of action, thoughts, and
dialogue. dialogue.
Memoir contains minimal mistakes that Numerous minor errors often make
Conventions Memoir is error-free.
do not interfere with meaning. memoir difficult to read.

Total: ___________________
** Students should submit their memoir either to Teen Ink or This I Believe. It is a separate grade and not reflected in
this rubric.
Through My Eyes Rubric
Part 4: Photo Essay(45 points)
9 7 5 3
The photo essay contains at The photo essay contains
The photo essay contains at The photo essay contains at
least 10 images to further less than 5 images that
least 7 images to further least 5 images to further
demonstrate the student’s further demonstrate the
demonstrate the student’s demonstrate the student’s
understanding of equality or student’s understanding of
understanding of equality or understanding of equality or
equity in the world around equality or equity in the
equity in the world around equity in the world around
Visuals him/her. The images are world around him/her. Few
him/her. Most of the images him/her. Some of the images
appropriate, authentic, of the images are
are appropriate to the topic, are appropriate to the topic,
evocative, visually appropriate to the topic,
evocative, visually evocative, visually
captivating, and show evocative, visually
captivating, and show unique captivating, and show unique
unique perspectives of the captivating, and show unique
perspectives of the theme. perspectives of the theme.
theme. perspectives of the theme.
Title and captions Title and captions Title and captions sometimes Title and captions seldom
Typography compliment the images and compliment the images and compliment the images but compliment the images and
& Semantics work together to reinforce often work together to inconsistently work together do not work together to
the theme consistently. reinforce the theme. to reinforce the theme. reinforce the theme.
Presentation includes Presentation includes
Presentation includes Presentation includes
student name and photo student name and photo
student name and photo student name and photo
story title. Each slide story title. Each slide
story title. Each slide story title. Each slide
includes an image. Photos includes an image. Photos
includes an image. Photos includes an image. Photos
Organization are carefully sequenced to inconsistently create
create emotion and create emotion and
build emotion and emotion and may veer from
communicate thematically. represent subject matter.
communicate thematically. subject matter. Photo essay
Photo essay lasts the Photo essay lasts the
Photo essay lasts the lasts the duration of the
duration of the song. duration of the song.
duration of the song. song.
Photo essay inconsistently
Overall Photo essay evokes strong Photo essay often evokes Photo essay occasionally
evokes emotion and
emotion and evidences emotion and evidences evokes emotion and
Impression – evidences little creativity.
creativity. The presentation creativity. The presentation evidences some creativity.
Aesthetic The presentation as a whole
as a whole is aesthetically as a whole is aesthetically The presentation as a whole
Effect is not aesthetically pleasing
harmonious. harmonious. is aesthetically harmonious.
or meaningful.
The theme of either equality The theme of either equality The theme of either equality The theme of either equality
or equity is clear and well- or equity is clear and well- or equity is clear and well- or equity is unclear or not
Theme
developed throughout entire developed throughout most developed throughout some well-developed throughout
photo essay. of the photo essay. of the photo essay. the photo essay.
Total: ___________________