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					                                                       RUBRIC – REFLECTIVE DIARY (JOURNAL)
                                                          MR. ALVAREZ’S ENGLISH CLASS

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IDEA DEVELOPMENT     • Purpose and main            • Purpose and main             • Purpose and main            • Purpose and main             No idea development
                     ideas: interesting; stand     ideas: clear, focused,         ideas: clear, easy to         ideas: not very clear;
                     out; clear and focused        easy to understand             understand                    reader may have to guess
                     • Supporting details:         • Supporting details:          • Supporting details: may     at what they are
                     many strong, rich,            enough to develop main         not be enough to develop      • Supporting details:
                     specific details explain      ideas; most are specific;      the ideas; may be too         paper may be much too
                     the main ideas;               most are focused and           general (not specific);       short, without enough
                     interesting balanced,         related to the main ideas;     some may be off the           ideas or details; may be
                     indepth,                      on the topic; most are         topic; may not be             off the topic; may be
                     focused; seem                 explained or developed;        explained (list events or     repeated over and over;
                     carefully chosen for          show some awareness of         points without                may not be
                     audience and purpose          audience and purpose           explanation); may sound          understandable
                     • Writer shares new           • Writer may share new         too much like another
                     understandings                understandings                 story or movie
                     • Writing holds the
                        reader’s attention
ORGANIZATION         The reader can follow         • The reader can follow        • The reader can follow the   • The reader has a hard        No apparent organization
                     the writing easily; ideas     the writing; ideas and         writing most of the time,     time following the writing     present
                     and details are placed in     details are placed in an       but some parts may be a       and may be confused
                     an order that moves the       order that makes sense         little unclear; some ideas    often; ideas and details are
                     reader right along            • Beginning: can be            and details may be placed     not in an order
                     • Beginning: inviting;        identified; enough to          where they do not make        that makes sense
                     makes the reader want to      make up at least one           the most sense;               • Beginning: may not be
                     keep reading                  paragraph                      some may seem out of          there, or is much too short
                     • Ending: satisfying          • Ending: can be               place                         • Ending: may not be
                     • Connecting words and        identified; enough to          • Beginning: too short or     there, or is much too
                     phrases: smooth;              make up at least one           too obvious                   short
                     effective; make the           paragraph                      • Ending: too short or too    • Body: may not be
                     writing easy to follow        • Connecting words and         obvious                       there, or is much too
                     from one part to the next     phrases: help the reader       • Connecting words and        short
                     • Paragraph breaks: used      follow from one part to        phrases: some may be          • Paragraph breaks: may
                     effectively                   the next                       used too often (and, so,      not be there
                     • Writing may follow a        • Paragraph breaks: are        but, hen); points may be
                     formula, but it is            there; helpful                 numbered
                     graceful, skillful, and                                      • Paragraph breaks: some
                         subtle                                                   may be there
SENTENCE FLUENCY     • Overall: writing is very    Overall: writing is easy to    Overall: some parts are       • Overall: difficult to        No sentence fluency
                     easy to read out loud; a      read out loud; sounds          easy to read out loud;        read out loud; the reader      present.
                     fluent, natural sound, with   natural; variety of sentence   other parts are more          has to slow down or reread
                     one sentence flowing into     beginnings, lengths, and       difficult, and the reader     because of the way
                     the next; much variety in     patterns                       may have to slow down or      sentences are formed
                     sentences makes the           • Sentence beginnings:         re-read; may not be           • Sentence beginnings:
                     writing more interesting      most sentences begin in        enough variety in             many begin the same way
                     • Sentence beginnings:        different ways                 sentences                     • Sentence lengths: most
                     sentences begin in many       • Sentence lengths: some       • Sentence beginnings:        may be about the same
                     different ways                sentences are shorter;         some begin in the same        length—either short and
                     • Sentence lengths: some      some are longer                way, although some are        choppy or long and
                     short, some medium, some      • Sentence patterns:           different                     rambling
                     long                          sentences have different       • Sentence Lengths:           • Sentence patterns: may
                     • Sentence patterns:          patterns                       many sentences may be         be repeated over and over
                     variety of patterns           • Sentences: end where         about the same length         • Order of words: mixed
                     • Sentences: end where        they should with the           • Sentence patterns:          up; confusing
                     they should with the          correct punctuation            many are the same,            • Sentences: most do not
                     correct punctuation mark;     mark; few if any run ons,      although some are             end where they should
                     no run-ons, commas            comma splices, or              different                     with the correct
                     splices, or fragments         fragments                      • Sentences: most end         punctuation mark; many
                                                                                  where they should with the    run-ons, comma splices,
                                                                                  correct mark, but             fragments
                                                                                  some do not; some run-
                                                                                  ons, comma splices,
EVIDENCE OF          2 or more entries per week    1 entry per week               1 entry every other week      3 or 4 entries a month         No Diary entries.

HANDED ON TIME       Presented by date             Handed –in 1 day later         Handed- in 2 days later       Presented by last due          Not presented at all.
(PUNCTUALITY)        indicated by Teacher                                                                       date.

                               50 = A                        40= B                          35 = C                        30 = D                       0 – 29 = F
TOTAL ____/ 50 pts