October 6-9

Requirements for Essay

Tuesday– The students wrote a two paragraph essay analyzing the short story “The Bet.”

Wednesday– The students went back and added an introductory paragraph to their essays.

Thursday– The students need to come prepared to share their completed (3 paragraph) essay with their peers.  They will be working in groups to peer edit each other’s work.

Friday– The students will rewrite their essays and complete another reading assessment.

No spelling this week.  A letter is due on Friday.

The Bet- 2 Paragraph Analysis 1 2 3
Required Length The student wrote 1 paragraph The student wrote less than 2 paragraphs or did not separate paragraphs by starting new line and indenting The students wrote two complete paragraphs separated by a new line and indentation
Grammar and Spelling The student made many grammar and spelling errors The student made some grammar and spelling errors The students made few or no grammar and spelling errors
Opinions as Facts The student used “I” or “I think” The student sometimes used the personal pronoun “I” or “me” The student did not use personal pronouns and stated their opinion as fact
Examples and Quotes The student did not use examples or quotes from the story The student hardly referred to the story to support their opinion The student used quotes and examples to support their opinion
Content The student did not show an understanding of the short story The student missed some key elements that are essential to the short story The student exhibited a clear understanding of the events and themes in the story
The Bet- Introduction 1 2 3
Summary The student does not summarize the story or misses key elements The student misses some key elements The student addresses all the key elements in the summary
Author’s Purpose The student does not address or correctly address the author’s purpose The student discusses the author’s purpose
Spelling and Grammar The student made many grammar and spelling errors The student hardly referred to the story to support their opinion The students made few or no grammar and spelling errors
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