The Crucible Reading Journals
Questions Connections Summary Analysis
10 Questions reflect critical Connections relate Summaries are Analyses show critical
thinking and dig deep into the text to self, text to thorough and thinking and dig deep into
text. They are detailed and text, and text to detailed – the meaning of the text.
show insight into the reader’s world. These included all of the Each of the literary elements
comprehension. At least 5 connections are main events in and themes are thoroughly
thoughtful questions genuine, each Act. analyzed.
included. Vocabulary words appropriate, and
included. thorough, and help
9 Questions reflect critical Connections Summaries are Analyses show critical
thinking and effort. They reflect reader’s thorough – thinking and effort. Each of
monitor the reader’s genuine included the main the literary elements and
comprehension well. At least associations with events in each themes are analyzed well.
5 thoughtful questions the text and are Act.
included. Vocabulary words detailed and
8 Questions show some effort Some genuine Summaries are Analyses show some effort
to think critically about the thought went into somewhat to critically analyze the text.
text and its meaning. these connections thorough – Each of the literary elements
Questions are somewhat and are explained included some of and themes are analyzed on
thorough. Five decent appropriately. the main events in a basic level.
questions included. each Act.
Vocabulary words included.
7 Questions seem superficial. Connections are Summaries are Analyses seem superficial.
Occasionally there are a few rushed or basic – missing Occasionally there are a few
questions out of the 5 of superficial, with main events in insights into the meaning of
redeeming quality that show occasional each Act. the text. May be missing
critical thinking. Vocabulary comments of some of the literary
words included. interest and elements and themes.
6 Questions are mainly related Connections are Summaries are Analyses are vague and
to plot only and do not delve few, superficial, vague and lacking superficial. Missing quite a
deeper than the obvious. Most and seem forced. detail – missing few literary elements and
of the five questions appear quite a few details themes.
superficial, forced, and in the Acts.
contrived. May be missing
0 Little to no effort was put into Little to no effort Little to no effort Little to no effort was put
the questions; not attempted. was put into these was put into the into the analyses; not
connections; not summaries; not attempted
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