As the scale moves down, students will have included fewer similarities and differences.
Earning a 1 shows that students did minimal work in this category.
For this lesson, we are going to be creating a grading rubric for an essay that asks students to compare and contrast Gale and Peeta from 'The Hunger Games' series of books.
A rubric generally consists of broad categories that students will be graded on.
Therefore, this lesson will move through each of those categories to show how to set a rubric.
Our rubric will use a 1-4 graded scale for each category, with 1 being the worst and 4 being the best.
A well constructed introduction will earn a 4, with scores dropping lower as expectations aren't met. Students should end the essay restating their purpose and how they went about proving their points.
6.) Mechanics/Grammar/Conventions The final category is another one that should be included in all essay rubrics.
This category will change shape depending on what kind of essay your students are writing.
For our compare/contrast assignment, this category will set expectations for how much information students included about both characters.