WRITING RUBRIC: REFLECTIV E ESS AY 4 3 2 1 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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