DEVELOPING ANALOGIES: THE FRAMERS AND FRANKENSTEIN



SCORING RUBRIC
Grades will be based on the 5 criteria listed below. Make sure you read and understand each criterion.

 

 

1. 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 story.
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2. 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 apparent.
• Pre Basic: Mistakes not corrected; writing is illegible; hastily put together; sloppy.
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3. 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 thinking.
• 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.
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4. 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.
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5. 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.
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