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Book Report Grading Guide

Format BONUS:     40            Typed 1” margins, double-spaced, 12-pt, according to format

(A)                          34            Typed 1” margins, double-spaced, 12-pt, ,mistakes in format

                                30            Typed, seriously misses format

 

               

Format 10               20            Handwritten neatly in dark black/blue ink, double-spaced

(B)                           10            Handwritten in dark blue/black ink  single-spaced

2              Handwritten in dark blue/black ink with erasures/cross-outs

FATAL   Handwritten with erasures/cross-outs, difficult to read

 

 

Assignment 20        40            Report  shows student has researched book’s theme beyond assignment

                                36            Shows student has thoroughly read the book at age-appropriate level

28            Report shows student has read the book 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

4              Report indicates student has probably not read the book

 

 

Assignment 20        40            Report follows the assignment, indicating student goes creatively beyond it

36            Report follows the assignment, indicating student understanding

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

24            Report follows some points of the assignment, but misses the point

20            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

10            No organized thought , ideas jump and show confusion

 

 

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

16            Good voice and sense of self

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

10            No voice or purpose / impossible to understand / no creativity or originality

 

 

Mechanics A 10      20            Varied, correct and interesting use of words, highly descriptive language

14            Ordinary, general, flat or vague terminology/passive voice prevails, non-descriptive

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

8              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)

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

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