World War I - Letter Home from the Trenches
Criteria Level 0 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
(0-49%) (50-59%) (60-69%) (70-79%) (80-100%)
Knowledge and Did not mention any Mentioned one battle but Mentions one battle with Discussed at least one Thoroughly discusses
Understanding battles with very little detail little detail and/or the battle in detail and ties it one battle in detail and
Did not mention and/or the information information was properly into the letter facts were accurate.
anything about trench was inaccurate. inaccurate. with some clarity and Battle is part of a flowing
life Trench life was Trench life was cohesion. Details were story
Did not include mentioned but only in mentioned but relevant sufficient and accurate. Trench life was
information on passing. details were not Trench life was explained accurately and
soldier’s diet. A soldier’s diet was only included thoroughly discussed in immense detail.
A wartime discussed briefly and/or A soldier’s diet was but some details were A soldier’s diet was
/20 controversy was details were not discussed but details inaccurate. describes, wow!, did
included with a very sufficient. were not sufficient. A soldier’s diet was they have to eat that
limited degree of A wartime controversy A wartime controversy thoroughly discussed. stuff?
effectiveness. was included with a was included with a A wartime controversy A wartime controversy
No vocab words were limited degree of moderate degree of was included with a was included with a high
included effectiveness. effectiveness. good degree of degree of effectiveness.
Did use the required Only a couple of vocab Only a few vocab and effectiveness. All required vocab and
number of language words and language language words were The required vocab and language words were
words from the time. words were used and used but were not language words were used as part of a flowing
were not woven in as woven in as part of the used within the proper story and in the proper
part of the story. story. context. context.
Communication Poorly structured, There is a minimal Somewhat structured, Letter is properly Complete mastery of
poorly written, and amount of structure and but there is still some structured. structuring and
very poor spelling. order difficulty with the flow of A few spelling mistakes, communication
Writing interfered Numerous spelling and information. but they do not interfere Only one or two spelling
with the delivery of grammatical errors Spelling mistakes are with the expression of and grammatical errors
information and main throughout the letter. less frequent, but they ideas and content. and they do not have or
/10 ideas. Writing moderately still interfere with the Well written. make an impact on the
interfered with the communication of the expression of ideas and
delivery of information main idea. content.
and main ideas.
Application Just used lined or Used fresh paper Limited effort has been Wow, this letter almost Tremendous, this letter
whatever paper was Still just going through made in making the looks authentic. belongs in the Canadian
lying around. the motions, little letter appear authentic Some real interesting War Museum. Is this
Very boring letter, did innovation of expression A few interesting ideas ideas. real?
not put any effort into of new and exciting Approaching the desired On target for the desired Fantastic and innovative
/10 this task ideas. length for this length of assignment. ideas. Very creative and
ZZZZZ, almost put Yawn, not very exciting assignment. Highly creative. interesting.
me to sleep. Not Not meeting the Met and went beyond all
creative. expected length of expectations for this
Did not meet required assignment. assignment.