Web-Based Thematic Unit:
Bud, Not Buddy - Performance Assessments

My Rules for Life - Activity 1

Story Retelling
Beginning
1
Developing
2
Exemplary
3

Outline/Story Sequence

Lacks fable elements

Contains some fable elements

Reflects elements of fable

Review of Structure

Retelling doesn't follow story

Follows story, not well-defined

Clear beginning, middle, end

Retelling of Fable

Unclear lesson

Stated, but unclear

Lesson clearly stated

Voice

Difficult to hear, poor pacing

Audible, but poor pacing

Audible, well-paced

Fables
Beginning
1
Developing
2
Exemplary
3

Elements of Fable

Lacks fable elements

Contains some fable elements

Reflects elements of fable

Structure

Unclear story line

Lacks story elements

Clear beginning, middle, end

Fable Lesson

Unclear lesson

Stated, but unclear

Lesson clearly stated

Word Choice

Dull, uninspired

Acceptable, routine

Vivid, powerful

Use of Detail

Lacks description

Some details

Clear, concrete details and description

Originality

Lacks originality

Fluent, but lacks uniqueness

Expressive, creative

English Mechanics

Many spelling & grammar errors

Only a few errors

Spelling and grammar correct

Layout in Word Processor

Difficult to read

Adequate fonts and layout

Good font choices and layout

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On the Lam - Activity 2

News Report
Beginning
1
Developing
2
Exemplary
3

Topic

Not related to assignment

Somewhat related

Directly relevant

Structure

No apparent organization

Organized, but lacks flow

Smooth beginning, middle, end

Reporting

Lacks Ws and H

Basic Ws and H

Clearly stated Ws & H

Word Choice

Dull, uninspired

Acceptable, routine

Vivid, powerful

Use of Detail

Lacks description

Some details

Clear, concrete details and description

Originality

Lacks originality

Fluent, but lacks uniqueness

Expressive, creative

English Mechanics

Many spelling & grammar errors

Only a few errors

Spelling and grammar correct

Supportive Information

No clear resources

A couple resources

Clear information from text to support statements

Audio Recording

Unclear, muffled voice

Adequate, but slightly off

Clear, good volume

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Life in Hooverville - Activity 3

Setting Image
Beginning
1
Developing
2
Exemplary
3

Historical Image Content

No related to assignment

Somewhat related

Directly relevant

Relationship of Info to Picture

No relationship

Some indicators

Clear relationship

Evidence of Visual Summary

Lacks evidence

Basic evidence

Clear visual evidence

Setting Element

Lacks understanding of setting

Basic setting elements

Clear reflection of setting

Use of Detail

Lacks description

Some details

Clear, concrete details and description

Image Selection

Dull, uninspired

Acceptable, routine

Vivid, powerful

Visual Mechanics

Poor brightness, contrast, clarity

Adequate mechanics

Effective visual elements

Realism

Not realistic

Some realism

Realistic portrayal

Homeless Discussion
Beginning
1
Developing
2
Exemplary
3

Cause and Effect Relationship

No or incorrect discussion

Limited discussion

Clear cause and effect statements

Supportive Information

No examples

A couple examples

Many examples

Evidence of Visual Summary

Lacks evidence

Some evidence

Well-organized evidence

Use of Ideas in Discussion

No discussion

Limited discussion

Valuable addition to discussion

Listening

Disrupts or lacks attention

Participates, but doesn't fit

Supportive listener

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Riding the Rails - Activity 4

Class Mural
Beginning
1
Developing
2
Exemplary
3

Journey Content

No related to assignment

Somewhat related

Directly relevant

Use of Internet Map Tools

Unable to use map tools

Limited success

Effectively used map tools

Written Description

Unclear

Basic directions

Clear, concise description

Use of email

Multiple technical problems

Some problems, but solved

No problems using tool

Interprets directions for map project

Unable to follow epal directions

Follows epal directions with help

Follows epal directions

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Communication through the Ages - Activity 5

Model, Skit, Video
Beginning
1
Developing
2
Exemplary
3

Topic and Content

Not related to assignment

Somewhat related

Directly relevant

Relationship of Info to Skit

No relationship

Some indicators

Clear relationship

Supportive Information

No examples

A couple examples

Many examples

Model of Tool

Lacks critical attributes

Basic attributes

Reflects critical attributes

Skit

Unclear story line

Some story elements

Clear beginning, middle, end

Video Recording

Confusing, unclear

Misses action

Catches the action well

Audio Recording

Unclear, muffled voice

Adequate, but slightly off

Clear, good volume

Originality

Lacks originality

Fluent, but lacks uniqueness

Expressive, creative

Collaboration

Lacks teaming

Some teaming

Works together as team

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Getting Organized - Activity 6

Debate
Beginning
1
Developing
2
Exemplary
3

Topic and Content

Not related to assignment

Somewhat related

Directly relevant

Position

No clear position

Some position statements

Many position statements

Supportive Information

No examples

A couple examples

Many examples

Opposing Views

No arguments

Some arguments

Clear arguments & examples

Use of Ideas in Debate

No discussion

Limited discussion

Valuable addition to discussion

Listening

Disrupts or lacks attention

Participates, but doesn't fit

Supportive listener

Online Chat

No participation

Limited participation

Valuable addition to discussion

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Jazz and the Big Band Era - Activity 7

Poster
Beginning
1
Developing
2
Exemplary
3

Poster Content

Not related to assignment

Somewhat related

Directly relevant

Evidence of Visual Summary

Lacks evidence

Basic evidence

Clear visual evidence

Basic Poster Elements

Lacks elements

Contains most elements

Contains all elements

Persuasive Aspect

No persuasive aspect

Persuasive aspect limited

Persuasive

Restate Location & Time

Not accurate restatement

Some errors

Accurate restatement

English Mechanics

Many spelling & grammar errors

Only a few errors

Spelling & grammar correct

Visual Mechanics

Poor brightness, contrast, clarity

Adequate mechanics

Effective visual elements

Layout & Organization

Difficult to read; lacks organization

Adequate fonts and layout

Good font choices and layout

Invitation
Beginning
1
Developing
2
Exemplary
3

Topic

Not related to assignment

Somewhat related

Directly relevant

Structure

No apparent organization

Organized, but lacks flow

Smooth beginning, middle, end

Letter Elements

Lacks elements

Basic elements

Clear elements

Word Choice

Dull, uninspired

Acceptable, routine

Vivid, powerful

Use of Detail

Lacks description

Some details

Clear, concrete details and description

Originality

Lacks originality

Fluent, but lacks uniqueness

Expressive, creative

English Mechanics

Many spelling & grammar errors

Only a few errors

Spelling and grammar correct

Supportive Information

No clear resources

A couple resources

Clear information from text to support statements

Persuasive Elements

No persuasive aspect

Persuasive aspect limited

Persuasive

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Rocks in My Pocket - Activity 8

Presentation
Beginning
1
Developing
2
Exemplary
3

Slide Show Content

No related to assignment

Somewhat related

Directly relevant

Organization

Lacks organization

Some organization

Well-organized

Summary Information

Poor content

Adequate information

Clear, detailed, accurate

Word Choice

Dull, uninspired

Acceptable, routine

Vivid, powerful

English Mechanics

Many spelling & grammar errors

Only a few errors

Spelling and grammar correct

Image Selection

Dull, uninspired

Acceptable, routine

Vivid, powerful

Visual Mechanics

Poor brightness, contrast, clarity

Adequate mechanics

Effective visual elements

Layout & Organization

Difficult to read; lacks organization

Adequate fonts and layout

Good font choices and layout

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What was it REALLY like? - Activity 9

Oral History Story & Web Page
Beginning
1
Developing
2
Exemplary
3

Topic Content

Not related to assignment

Somewhat related

Directly relevant

Interview Preparation

No evidence of preparation

Some evidence

Evidence of careful planning

Interview

Poor implementation

Adequate implementation

Well implemented

Character Development

No development

Limited development

Well-developed

History, Interview, Fiction

No synergy of three elements

Some synergy

Clear synergy among elements

Originality

Lacks originality

Fluent, but lacks uniqueness

Expressive, creative

Realism & historical accuracy

Not realistic

Some realism

Realistic portrayal

English Mechanics

Many spelling & grammar errors

Only a few errors

Spelling and grammar correct

Supportive Information

No clear resources

A couple resources

Clear information from text to support statements

Audio Interview

Unclear, muffled voice

Adequate, but slightly off

Clear, good volume

Image Creation

Dull, uninspired

Acceptable, routine

Vivid, powerful

Visual Mechanics

Poor brightness, contrast, clarity

Adequate mechanics

Effective visual elements

Web Page Layout

Difficult to read

Adequate fonts and layout

Good font choices and layout

Web Page Visuals

Don't appear in document

Appear, but poor quality

Good quality visuals

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Beyond Bud: Depression Era Characters - Activity 10

Short Story
Beginning
1
Developing
2
Exemplary
3

Elements of Short Story

Lacks story elements

Contains some story elements

Reflects elements of story

Structure

Unclear story line

Lacks clear storyline

Clear beginning, middle, end

Character Study

No or little information

Limited information

Well-developed study

Word Choice

Dull, uninspired

Acceptable, routine

Vivid, powerful

Use of Detail

Lacks description

Some details

Clear, concrete details and description

Originality

Lacks originality

Fluent, but lacks uniqueness

Expressive, creative

English Mechanics

Many spelling & grammar errors

Only a few errors

Spelling and grammar correct

Layout in Word Processor

Difficult to read

Adequate fonts and layout

Good font choices and layout

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Developed by Annette Lamb, 3/00.