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									                                                                  WRITING RUBRIC: REFLECTIV E ESS AY
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           CRITERIA                            ADV ANCED                     PROFICI ENT                                     BASI C                        BELOW BASIC
 OCCASION FOR REFLECTION              Responses show that the writer         Responses show that the writer       Responses show that the writer   Responses show that the writer
A thing                                         meets all the criteria              presents the                      does not go deeply               assumes experience
    experienced                          listed in Score Point 3.                    experience through use             enough into the                   that prompted reflection
                                                memorably presents                   of concrete, sensory               reflection.                       is implicit in the
                                          the experience for the                      language, quotations,             talks too much about              response.
                                          reflection.                                 and narrativ e accounts            himself/herself instead
                                                uses extended detail                 that effectively use               of the experience.
                                          like a writer.                              dialogue, action, and             uses concrete detail.
                                                uses language to be                  pacing.
                                          convincing.                                effectively focuses on a
                                                shows great depth of                 single subject including
                                          thought.                              related experiences and
                                                is creative and original.      observations.
                                                reveals ideas through
                                          use of comparison and
                                          imagery.
         REFLECTION                             implicitly reveals                  is thoughtful,                     is limited to flimsy             uses only simple,
    exploring                                   feelings and thoughts                convincing, insightful,             generalizations.                  obvious statements.
    analyzing                                   through presentation of              and exploratory.
                                                 the experience.                     Is firmly grounded in
                                                makes the reader                     the subject.
                                                 understand the abstract             reveals a strong
                                                 ideas underly ing the                connection between the
                                                 reflection through use               subject and the
                                                 of specific detail.                  experience(s).
                                                                                     analyzes the
                                                                                      experience by looking
                                                                                      at more than one angle.
                                                                                     explores the subject in
                                                                                      personal and general
                                                                                      reflections.
WRITING STRATEGIES                              effectively uses writing            uses a variety of writing          uses few purposeful              does not attempt to
- using specif ic, concrete details              strategies to enhance                strategies.                         writing strategies.               elaborate ideas or
- comparing, contrasting                         reflection.                         uses specif ic, concrete           uses some details and             elaborates only through
- naming, describing                                                                  details to make the                 sensory language.                 repetition of the initial
- reporting conversation                                                              reflection clear to the                                               statement.
- review ing the history                                                              reader.
- explaining possibilities
- creating a scenario
    COHERENCE AND STYLE                         consis tently uses                  achieves unity through             uses only simple,                does not have
                                                 appropriate language.                a natural progression of            generic language.                 coherence in writing.
                                                shows deep insight                   ideas.                             has lapses in                    Is not organized in
                                                 through a natural flow              uses precise language.              coherence.                        writing.
                                                 of ideas and an                                                         has the tendency to
                                                 effective conclusion.                                                    digress.
                        STUDENT CHECKLIST
  REFLECTIVE ESSAY: EXPLORING AND ANALYZING
     ACHIEVING AND EXCEEDING THE STANDARD
________________________________________________
Achieved the Standard
SCORE POINT 3 – OCCASION FOR REFLECTION: A THING, SEEN,
READ, OVERHEARD, EXPERIENCED

My responses show that I
___ can present the occasions through use of concrete detail, sensory
language, quotations, and narrative accounts that effectively use dialogue,
action, and pacing.
___ can effectively focus on a single stimulus or a web of related
     experiences and observations.
Score Point 3 - - Reflection: exploring and analyzing
My responses show that I
___ can be thoughtful, convincing, insightful, and exploratory in my writing.
___ am firmly grounded in the occasion.
___ can reveal to the reader a strong connection between the experience and
the idea.
___ can analyze the occasion by looking at more than one angle.
___ can explore an idea in personal and general reflections.
Score Point 3 - - Elaboration Strategies: using specific, concrete detail;
comparing and contrasting; naming, describing; reporting conversation;
reviewing the history; explaining possibilities; creating a scenario.
My responses show that I
___ can use a variety of elaboration strategies in the reflection.
___ can use specific concrete details to make my reflection clear to the
reader.
___ can share my reflection without being preachy.
                 Score Point 3 - - Coherence and Style
My responses show that I
___ can achieve unity through a natural progression of ideas.
___ can use precise, concrete language.
                       STUDENT CHECKLIST
           REFLECTIVE ESSAY: EXPLORING AND ANALYZING
          ACHIEVING AND EXCEEDING THE STANDARD Continued

exceeded the Standard
SCORE POINT 4 – OCCASION FOR REFLECTION: A THING, SEEN,
READ, OVERHEARD, EXPERIENCED

My responses show that I
___ exceed the criteria in Score Point 3.
___ memorably present the occasion for reflection.
___ use extended detail like a naturalist or an autobiographer.
___ can use language to be convincing.
___ can show great depth of thought through language.
___ am creative and original.
___ can reveal ideas through use of comparison and imagery.
SCORE POINT 4 - - REFLECTION: EXPLORING AND ANALYZING

My responses show that I

___ can implicitly reveal my feelings and thoughts through presentation of the
occasion
___ can make the reader understand the abstract idea underlying the
reflection through the use of specific detail.
SCORE POINT 4 - - ELABORATION STRATEGIES: USING SPECIFIC,
CONCRETE DETAIL; COMPARING AND CONTRASTING; NAMING,
DESCRIBING; REPORTING CONVERSATION; REVIEWING THE
HISTORY; EXPLAINING POSSIBILITIES; CREATING A SCENARIO

My responses show that I
___ can effectively utilize elaboration strategies to enhance my writing.

SCORE POINT 4 - - COHERENCE AND STYLE

My responses show that I
___ can consistently use appropriate language.
___ can express deep insight through a natural flow of ideas.
___ provide an effective conclusion.

								
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