Web-Based Thematic Unit:
Performance Assessments

Activity 1

Map and Story
Beginning
1
Developing
2
Exemplary
3

Map Contents

No related to assignment

Somewhat related

Directly relevant

Use of Map Tools

Unable to use map tools

Limited success

Effectively used map tools

Map Key and Scale

Unclear

Basic directions

Clear, concise description

Story

Clear story elements

Some story elements

Well-told, interesting story

English Mechanics

Many spelling & grammar errors

Only a few errors

Spelling & grammar correct

Details applied from book

No clear relationship to book

Some details

Clear details from book

Creativity - island/story

Not original

Interesting

Vivid, powerful

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Activity 2

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

Activity 3

Marine Life Mural
Beginning
1
Developing
2
Exemplary
3

Mural Content

No related to assignment

Somewhat related

Directly relevant

Creature Information

Not accurate

Accurate, lacks detail

Complete description

Creature Visual

Not accurate

Accurate, lacks detail

Complete description

Plant Information

Not accurate

Accurate, lacks detail

Complete description

Plant Visual

Not accurate

Accurate, lacks detail

Complete description

Story Contribution

Simple statement

Some details

Vivid, powerful

English Mechanics

Many spelling & grammar errors

Only a few errors

Spelling & grammar correct

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Activity 4

Timeline & Survival Steps
Beginning
1
Developing
2
Exemplary
3

Time Line Content

No related to assignment

Somewhat related

Directly relevant

Organization/Order

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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