Writing Howto Scorea Four!

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Writing Howto Scorea Four!

  1. 1. How to Score a Four! You can write an excellent paper to a prompt by focusing on six things!
  2. 2. Six Scoring Guide Categories: <ul><li>1. Organization </li></ul><ul><li>2. Focus </li></ul><ul><li>3. Development </li></ul><ul><li>4. Complete Sentences </li></ul><ul><li>5. Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>6. Mechanics and Spelling </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1. Organization 4,3,2,1 Topic Sentence Details Conclusion Sentence May lack evidence of a beginning, middle, or end. Has evidence of a beginning, middle, and end. Has a beginning, middle, and end. Has an effective beginning, middle, and end. 1 2 3 4
  4. 4. 2. Focus 4,3,2,1 Is difficult to follow and or lacks focus. Contains a general sense of direction, but may lack in focus. Contains a controlling idea. Contains a clear and controlling idea that is fully developed. 1 2 3 4
  5. 5. <ul><li>Development 4,3,2,1 Topic, Main Idea, Details </li></ul>Remember the Stoplight Method! Attempts to address the topic, but lacks development Generally addresses the topic, but may contain some details that are not relevant. Addresses the topic and uses relevant details and examples. Clearly addresses the topic and provides specific and relevant details. 1 2 3 4
  6. 6. 4. Complete Sentences Each sentences needs to end with one of the following… . ! ? Includes incomplete sentences which are distracting to the reader. Contains some incomplete sentences which may be distracting to the reader. Generally uses complete sentences. Consistently uses complete sentences. 1 2 3 4
  7. 7. 5. Vocabulary Juicy Words! Words are consistently repetitive, dull, and colorless. Words tend to be repetitive, imprecise, and ordinary. Contains some words that are specific, accurate, and related to the topic. Contains words that are specific, accurate, and suited to the topic. 1 2 3 4
  8. 8. 6. Mechanics and Spelling Edit! Contains repeated errors in grammar/usage, punctuation, capitalization, and/or spelling that may be distracting to the reader. Contains errors in grammar/usage, punctuation, capitalization, and/or spelling which may be distracting to the reader. . May contain some errors in grammar/usage, punctuation, capitalization, and/or spelling which are not significantly distracting to the reader. Contains few errors in grammar/usage, punctuation, capitalization, and/or spelling. 1 2 3 4
  9. 9. Six Scoring Guide Categories: <ul><li>1. Organization </li></ul><ul><li>2. Focus </li></ul><ul><li>3. Development </li></ul><ul><li>4. Complete Sentences </li></ul><ul><li>5. Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>6. Mechanics and Spelling </li></ul>. ! ?
  10. 10. Now let’s put it all together! Contains repeated errors in grammar/usage, punctuation, capitalization, and/or spelling that may be distracting to the reader. Contains errors in grammar/usage, punctuation, capitalization, and/or spelling which may be distracting to the reader. May contain some errors in grammar/usage, punctuation, capitalization, and/or spelling which are not significantly distracting to the reader. Contains few errors in grammar/usage, punctuation, capitalization, and/or spelling. Mechanics and Spelling Words are consistently repetitive, dull, and colorless. Words tend to be repetitive, imprecise, and ordinary. Contains some words that are specific, accurate, and related to the topic. Contains words that are specific, accurate, and suited to the topic. Vocabulary Includes incomplete sentences which are distracting to the reader. Contains some incomplete sentences which may be distracting to the reader. Generally uses complete sentences. Consistently uses complete sentences. Complete Sentences Attempts to address the topic, but lacks development Generally addresses the topic, but may contain some details that are not relevant. Addresses the topic and uses relevant details and examples. Clearly addresses the topic and provides specific and relevant details. Development Is difficult to follow and or lacks focus. Contains a general sense of direction, but may lack in focus. Contains a controlling idea. Contains a clear and controlling idea that is fully developed. Focus May lack evidence of a beginning, middle, or end. Has evidence of a beginning, middle, and end. Has a beginning, middle, and end. Has an effective beginning, middle, and end. Organization 1 2 3 4
  11. 11. Writing March <ul><li>I know I can write a four, </li></ul><ul><li>Give me a prompt and I’ll give you a four! </li></ul><ul><li>Organization! (Eat your hamburger!) </li></ul><ul><li>Focus! (Look through the magnifying glass!) </li></ul><ul><li>Development! (Stop for the stoplight method!) </li></ul><ul><li>Complete sentences! (Dot the end of the sentence in the air with a period.) </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary! (Squish some JUICY grapes!) </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanics and Spelling! (Draw a circle in the air to edit a misspelled word.) </li></ul><ul><li>I know I can write a four, </li></ul><ul><li>Give me a prompt and I’ve give you a four! </li></ul>To the tune of “I don’t know, but I’ve been told.”
  12. 12. Brain Pictures: . ! ?

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