ANALOGIES: THE FRAMERS AND FRANKENSTEIN
will be based on the 5 criteria listed below. Make sure you
read and understand each criterion.
ILLUSTRATION: CONTENT ABOUT FRANKENSTEIN AND THE CONSTITUTION
• Advanced: Illustration "captures"
both the analogies and content about Constitution and the Frankenstein
story; i.e. powers to each branch, checks on powers, the "players,"
who, what, when, where, why, etc.; illustration shows the raw
materials needed for this experiment and important details; concepts
about the Constitution and Frankenstein are conveyed through combining
words and graphics.
• Proficient: Illustration "captures"
some of the more important analogies and content about the Constitution
• Basic: Illustration contains only minimal
analogies and references to the Constitution and to the Frankenstein
story; some analogies are lacking and/or incomplete.
• Pre Basic: Difficult to identify correct
content about the Framers, the Constitution, and/or the Frankenstein
ILLUSTRATION: FORMAT AND APPEARANCE
• Advanced: Project shows much evidence of planning;
much attention given to the artwork in the illustration and attention
to neatness; uses symbols to convey important ideas.
• Proficient: Shows some evidence of planning;
all words are legible; artwork adds to illustration.
• Basic: Illustration is either too cluttered
or doesn't provide enough details; some evidence of planning is
• Pre Basic: Mistakes not corrected; writing
is illegible; hastily put together; sloppy.
ESSAY: CONTENT ABOUT FRANKENSTEIN AND THE CONSTITUTION
• Advanced: Essay engages the reader; includes
relevant supporting details; analogies between Framers and Frankenstein
are clearly described; writer shows advanced knowledge of basic
Constitutional principles; strong details express advanced analytical
• Proficient: The similarities between
Dr. Frankenstein's and the Framers' actions and their "products"
are clearly described; information included about the Constitution
is accurate; the analogies between the Framers and Frankenstein
are clearly made, reflect much thought, and include relevant details
that express analytical thinking about the Constitution.
• Basic: Similarities are described, but
not fully developed; some important supporting details are lacking;
writing conveys understanding of what an analogy is.
• Pre Basic: Content about the Constitution
is superficial and/or inaccurate; analogies made are superficial
and elementary; writing does not convey understanding of what
an analogy is.
ESSAY: WRITING CLARITY
• Advanced: Rich vocabulary enhances message
and mood; organized essay that "flows" naturally for
the reader from beginning to end; transitions are effectively
used; four analogies are made; conclusion takes a clear position
on the question, "Did it work as inventors had hoped?"
• Proficient: Introduction clearly lays
out plan and organization of essay, identifying 3-4 analogies;
effective word choice; body paragraphs on the analogies contain
at least 4-5 supporting sentences; correct transitions are used;
conclusion takes clear position on question, "Did it work
as inventors had hoped?"
• Basic: Word choice is ordinary; organized
with introduction and 3-4 analogies that are not fully explained
with some supporting details; transitions are mechanical; conclusion
reflects basic understanding of the assignment.
• Pre Basic: Simplistic world choice; difficult
to follow; lacks organization; minimal development of analogies
and understanding of assignment; unorganized and/or incomplete
ESSAY: GRAMMAR AND MECHANICS
• Advanced: No spelling or grammar errors;
varied sentence structure; consistent verb tense.
• Proficient: Overall writing is clear;
sentence structure is varied; minimal errors in verb tense; may
contain an occasional grammatical or spelling error.
• Basic: Structure of some sentences is
confusing; verb tense is inconsistent; same type of errors are
made throughout the essay; many grammatical and spelling errors;
• Pre Basic: Many incomplete or vague sentences;
spelling and mechanics block meaning; first draft essay.