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First Semester Book Report Scoring Guide

For a single book read in two weeks:

BOOK REPORT (200 points total for outline-based report)

 

 

Format BONUS:   40            Typed 1” margins, double-spaced, 12-pt, according to format, no erasures/cross-outs

(A)                           30            Typed 1” margins, double-spaced, 12-pt, according to format, may have erasures/cross-outs, or SINGLE SPACED

                               

               

Format 10              20            Handwritten neatly in dark black/blue ink, double-spaced, no erasures/cross-outs, a clean, easy read

(B)                           10            Handwritten in dark blue/black ink with no erasures/cross-outs , single-spaced but a fairly easy read

2              Handwritten in dark blue/black ink with erasures/cross-outs, not a clean read

FATAL   Handwritten with erasures/cross-outs, difficult to read – Report returned to you UNREAD and UNGRADED!

 

 

Assignment 20      40            Report  shows student has researched book’s theme beyond assignment, or shows exceptional effort beyond grade level

                                36            Shows student has thoroughly read the book and completely understands its themes at age-appropriate level

28            Report shows student has read the book and understands the important points, but missed some themes

24            Report shows student has read the book but missed some important points

20            Report shows student has done some reading, but not much

1              Report indicates student has probably not read the book

 

 

Assignment 20      40            Report follows the assignment, indicating student understands what is required and goes creatively beyond it

36            Report follows the assignment, indicating student understands what is required to express understanding

32            Report follows the most important points of the assignment required to show understanding of the book

24            Report follows some points of the assignment, but largely misses the point of what was required

1              Work submitted does not follow assignment guidelines required at all

 

               

 

Flow  10                  20            Response is clearly well-thought-out and organized, ideas flow seamlessly

16            Response is thought out and reader can see evidence of planning

14            Organization evident, but spotty – reader may be confused

1              No organized thought , ideas jump and show confusion

 

 

Impact 10               20            Motivates reader to continue thinking about the subject/Generates emotional response in reader/ HUMOR

18            Engages reader/Shows originality, liveliness, excitement, humor and/or suspense

16            Good voice and sense of self/Shows creativity, and sense of humor / suspense

14            Weak voice and sense of self / Reader will not object to reading it

12            Poor sense of audience and purpose / puts off the reader / little creativity or originality

1              No voice or sense of audience and purpose / impossible to understand / no creativity or originality

 

 

Mechanics A 10     20            Varied, correct and interesting use of words, sentence structure / little/no use of passive voice, highly descriptive language

16            Mostly correct, but little variety in word choices and sentence structure / uses passive voice or little descriptive language

14            Ordinary, general, flat or vague terminology / lack of variety in sentences /passive voice prevails, non-descriptive

10            Monotonous or incorrect sentence structure / run-on sentences, passive voice, non-descriptive

2              Incomplete and unclear sentences

 

 

Mechanics B 10     20            Absolutely no errors in grammar

14            Almost no errors in grammar (up to two)

10            Few errors in grammar (up to 3)

8              Several errors in grammar (4)

6              Many errors in grammar (5)

2              Inadequate attention to grammar (6 or more)

 

 

Mechanics C 10    20            Absolutely no errors in spelling / punctuation / capitalization

16            Almost no errors in spelling / punctuation / capitalization (up to 3)

14            Few errors in spelling / punctuation / capitalization (up to 5)

12            Several errors in spelling / punctuation / capitalization (up to 7)

10            Many errors in spelling / punctuation / capitalization (up to 10)

2              Inadequate attention to spelling / punctuation / capitalization (more than 10)

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