AP – Columnist Rubrics

In addition to the Notes and Documentary you will create, you also will start bi-weekly column essays in which you take cues from your columnist and create a column to publish on the Mayo Spartan Forum. Each column is 250-350 words and includes a picture/graphic with caption (most read copy in most publications). Your objective is to create a voice that is memorable and consistent. There will be a schedule starting next week on the google assignment calendar. You will share your column with me through Google on Fridays, I will edit, you will revise and then I will pass it on to the Journalism staff. The final will be scheduled to post the following week.

Over the course of the entire Columnist project, you must publish once, and then you can opt out if you want (you still have to write the essays on schedule, but just put at the top – not for publication). We specifically need sports commentary, so if you have an interest in sports writing, this would be a great opportunity for you to try out a different voice.

FAQ:

Do I have to? – yes. at least one

Can I make a video column? Sure

How am I evaluated?

See rubrics:

Columnist Rubric:

 Read from a variety of historical periods and disciplines

In addition to score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught.

3.5 in addition to score 3.0 performance, partial success at score 4.0 content

3 Students will self-select readings from a variety of historical periods and disciplines

2.5 No major errors or omissions regarding score 2.0 content and partial success at score 3.0 content

2 Students will read a variety of types and genres of readings that span over a historical time period

1.5 Partial success at score 2.0 content and major errors or omissions regarding score 3.0 content

1 With help, partial success at score 2.0 content and score 3.0 content

0 Even with help, no success

Identify audience, purpose, and strategies in texts

4 In addition to score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught.

3.5 in addition to score 3.0 performance, partial success at score 4.0 content

3 With apt examples, students will identify and understand how an author has used literary elements in order to convey his/her purpose to connect with an intended audience.

2.5 No major errors or omissions regarding score 2.0 content and partial success at score 3.0 content

2 Students will, with examples:

determine who/what is the intended audience

determine what is the purpose of the writing

identify what literary elements the author used to carry out his/her purpose to the

audience

1.5 Partial success at score 2.0 content and major errors or omissions regarding score 3.0 content

1 With help, partial success at score 2.0 content and score 3.0 content

0 Even with help, no success

Analyze the types of arguments that writers use

In addition to score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught.

3.5 in addition to score 3.0 performance, partial success at score 4.0 content

3 Through a variety of means, students will analyze the effects of how writers present their arguments

2.5 No major errors or omissions regarding score 2.0 content and partial success at score 3.0 content

2 Students will:  utilize tools such as Joliffe’s rhetorical framework, TPCASTT, SOAPSTONE to both understand and analyze the variety of arguments writers use to connect with readers

1.5 Partial success at score 2.0 content and major errors or omissions regarding score 3.0 content

1 With help, partial success at score 2.0 content and score 3.0 content

0 Even with help, no success

Write formally and informally for a variety of audiences

In addition to score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught.

3.5 in addition to score 3.0 performance, partial success at score 4.0 content

3 By applying the framework to their own writing, students will write in a variety of genres and for a variety of audiences—including formal and informal

2.5 No major errors or omissions regarding score 2.0 content and partial success at score 3.0 content

2 students will write both formally and informally for varying audiences

1.5 Partial success at score 2.0 content and major errors or omissions regarding score 3.0 content

1 With help, partial success at score 2.0 content and score 3.0 content

0 Even with help, no success

Write expository, analytical, and argumentative essays

In addition to score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught.

3.5 in addition to score 3.0 performance, partial success at score 4.0 content

3 Students will consider which form of essay is the best form to deliver their synthesized and researched ideas in order to connect most effectively with the intended audience

2.5 No major errors or omissions regarding score 2.0 content and partial success at score 3.0 content

2 Students will write:

expository essays (in which a topic has been investigated, researched, and an answer synthesized from evaluated sources)

analytical essays (in which a topic has been explored and investigated in order to support an original argument)

argumentative essays (in which a topic has been researched from all sides of the argument in order to establish a sound argument supported with evaluated and reliable sources)

1.5 Partial success at score 2.0 content and major errors or omissions regarding score 3.0 content

1 With help, partial success at score 2.0 content and score 3.0 content

0 Even with help, no success

Understand their own writing process and the importance of revision 

In addition to score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught.

3.5 in addition to score 3.0 performance, partial success at score 4.0 content

3 Students will demonstrate growth and understanding of their writing process including revision to produce writing that is directed for a specific audience in a thoughtful form

2.5 No major errors or omissions regarding score 2.0 content and partial success at score 3.0 content

2 Students will know their writing process and revise

1.5 Partial success at score 2.0 content and major errors or omissions regarding score 3.0 content

1 With help, partial success at score 2.0 content and score 3.0 content

0 Even with help, no success

Recognize techniques in visual as well as verbal arguments

In addition to score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught.

3.5 in addition to score 3.0 performance, partial success at score 4.0 content

3 Students will analyze the effectiveness of visual arguments and produce powerful, visual arguments

2.5 No major errors or omissions regarding score 2.0 content and partial success at score 3.0 content

2 Students will know techniques used in visual arguments and produce visual arguments

1.5 Partial success at score 2.0 content and major errors or omissions regarding score 3.0 content

1 With help, partial success at score 2.0 content and score 3.0 content

0 Even with help, no success

Synthesize ideas and information from various sources

In addition to score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught.

3.5 in addition to score 3.0 performance, partial success at score 4.0 content

3 Students will synthesize ideas and information for various sources effectively to produce individual arguments

2.5 No major errors or omissions regarding score 2.0 content and partial success at score 3.0 content

2 Students will synthesize ideas and information for various sources to produce individual arguments

1.5 Partial success at score 2.0 content and major errors or omissions regarding score 3.0 content

1 With help, partial success at score 2.0 content and score 3.0 content

0 Even with help, no success

Know how to interpret information presented in notes and citations 

In addition to score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught.

3.5 in addition to score 3.0 performance, partial success at score 4.0 content

3 Students will effectively interpret information presented in notes and citations

2.5 No major errors or omissions regarding score 2.0 content and partial success at score 3.0 content

2 Students will interpret information presented in notes and citations

1.5 Partial success at score 2.0 content and major errors or omissions regarding score 3.0 content

1 With help, partial success at score 2.0 content and score 3.0 content

0 Even with help, no success

Use the conventions of standard written English

In addition to score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught.

3.5 in addition to score 3.0 performance, partial success at score 4.0 content

3 Students will effectively and intentionally use the conventions of standard written English

2.5 No major errors or omissions regarding score 2.0 content and partial success at score 3.0 content

2 Students will use then conventions of standard written English

1.5 Partial success at score 2.0 content and major errors or omissions regarding score 3.0 content

1 With help, partial success at score 2.0 content and score 3.0 content

0 Even with help, no success

 

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