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Rubric for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Essay Content and Development ______/30 Organization ______/20 Language ______/20

Separate Grammar ______/30

Content and Development 30 = 100 Fully develops and goes well beyond the basic aspects of the question. The paper is at least 3 full pages. Uses multiple quotations from both the text and outside sources. Uses at least two outside research materials. Each point is fully developed with no questions unanswered for the reader. 28 = 95 Fully develops and goes beyond the basic aspects of the question. The paper is at least 2 13/4 full pages. Uses multiple quotations from both the text and outside sources. Uses at least one outside research material. 27 = 90 Fully develops and examines the question from multiple perspectives, but does not veer away from the basic question. Uses multiple quotations from the text and outside sources. The paper is at least 2 1/2 pages long and uses at least one outside research material. 26 = 86 The essay answers the question and develops most of the proof for the argument. The author uses quotes from the text to prove the answer. The author may or may not use an outside piece of research. The paper is at least 2 1/2 pages long. 25 = 83 The essay answers the question and develops some of the argument. The author uses several quotes from the novel to prove the answer. The author may or may not use an outside piece of research. The paper is at least 2/12 pages long. 24 = 80 The essay somewhat answers the essay question and occasionally develops the argument.. There should be further development. The author will sometimes use quotes from the text. The author does not use any outside research materials. The paper is at least 2 1/2 pages long. 23 = 76 The essay somewhat answers the essay question. There should be further development. The author will sometimes use quotes from the novel. The author does not use any outside research materials. The paper is at least 2 1/4 pages long. 21 = 70 The essay somewhat answers the essay question. There should be further development. The author will sometimes use quotes from the novel. The author does not use any outside research materials. The paper is at least 2 pages long. 20 = 66

The essay answers some parts of the question, but not all. There should be substantial development. The author uses at least one quote from the novel. The author does not use any outside research materials. The paper is at least 2 pages long. 19 = 63 The essay answers some parts of the question, but not all. There should be substantial development. The author may or may not use quotes from the novel. The author does not use any outside research materials. The paper is at least 1 1/2 pages long. 18 = 60 The essay barely addresses the question and there should be substantial development. The author may or may not use quotes from the novel. The author does not use any outside research materials. The paper is at least 1 1/4 pages long. Organization 20 = 100 The paper is perfectly organized with a variety of clear transitions between paragraphs and between sentences. The paper has a clear and original purpose and achieves that goal during the course of the essay. The author uses a large variety of transition words throughout the argument. The author has an original hook in the introduction, topic sentence and concluding sentence in each paragraph. 19 = 93 The paper is very well organized with a variety of clear transitions between paragraphs and between sentences. The paper has a clear purpose and achieves that goal during the course of the essay. The author uses a large variety of transition words throughout the argument. The author has an original hook in the introduction, topic sentence and concluding sentence in each paragraph. 18 = 90 The paper is well organized with a variety of clear transitions between paragraphs and between sentences. The paper has a clear purpose and achieves that goal during the course of the essay (with a few potential missteps along the way). The author uses a variety of transition words throughout the argument. The author has a thoughtful hook in the introduction, topic sentence and concluding sentence in each paragraph. 17 = 85 The paper is organized and clear throughout most of the essay with transitions used both between paragraphs and between sentences. The author uses an adequate variety of transition sentences and words to better clarify meaning throughout the paper. The author writes a hook, topic sentence and concluding sentence in most paragraphs. 16 = 80 The paper is organized and clear throughout most of the essay with transitions used both between paragraphs and between sentences. The author uses some transition sentences and words to better clarify meaning throughout the paper. The author writes a hook, topic sentence and concluding sentence in most paragraphs. 15 = 75 The paper is mostly clear and organized throughout the essay. There are some points of confusion in the essay. The author uses some transition sentences and words to better clarify meaning throughout the paper. The author writes a hook, topic sentence and concluding sentence in some paragraphs.

14 = 70 The paper is somewhat clear and organized throughout the essay. There are some points of confusion in the essay. The author uses some transition sentences and words to better clarify meaning throughout the paper. The author does not usually write topic and concluding sentences in order to better organize the argument. 13 = 65 The paper is not often clear and organized. There are many points of confusion in the essay. The author uses some transition sentences and words to better clarify meaning throughout the paper. The author does not usually write topic and concluding sentences in order to better organize the argument. 12 = 60 The paper is not clear and organized. There are many points of confusion in the essay. The author does not use transition words or sentences. The author does not usually write topic and concluding sentences in order to better organize the argument. 11 = 55 The paper is very difficult to understand because there is an overall lack of structure. Language and Voice 20 = 100 The author always uses advanced vocabulary and stylistic devices. There are a consistent variety of sentences throughout. The author uses a variety of words and types of sentences. The author utilizes active voice and keeps the argument in the present tense. The author has a strong and unique personal voice. There is never repetitious language throughout the essay. The author accurately uses in-text citation throughout the essay. 19 = 95 The author uses advanced vocabulary and stylistic devices. There are a consistent variety of sentences throughout. The author uses a variety of words and types of sentences. The author has a strong personal voice. The author utilizes active voice and keeps the argument in the present tense. There is seldom repetitious language throughout the essay. The author accurately uses in-text citation throughout the essay. 18 = 90 The author often uses advanced vocabulary and stylistic devices. There are a consistent variety of sentences throughout. The author uses a variety of words and types of sentences. The author utilizes active voice and usually keeps the argument in the present tense. The author is developing a strong and distinct personal voice. There may be some repetitious language throughout the essay. The author uses in-text citation throughout the essay, but there may be some mistakes in citations. 17 = 85 The author often tries to use advanced vocabulary and stylistic devices. There are a consistent variety of sentences throughout. The author uses a variety of words and types of sentences. The author utilizes active voice and usually keeps the argument in the present tense. The author is developing a personal voice. There may be some repetitious language throughout the essay. The author uses in-text citation throughout the essay, but there may be some mistakes in citations. 16 = 80

The author uses grade-level vocabulary and some stylistic devices. There is some variety in sentence structure. The author tries to use a variety of words and types of sentences. The author utilizes active voice (but sometimes slips into passive voice) and usually keeps the argument in the present tense. The author has a developing voice. There may be some repetitious language throughout the essay. The author uses in-text citation throughout the essay, but there may be some mistakes in citations. 15= 75 The author uses grade-level vocabulary and some stylistic devices. There is some variety in sentence structure. The author lacks a variety of words and types of sentences. The author lacks a strong and original voice. The author may use passive voice and keeps the argument in the past tense. There may be some repetitious language throughout the essay. The author uses in-text citation throughout the essay, but there may be some mistakes in citations. 14 = 70 The author uses simplistic vocabulary and does not use many stylistic devices. There is not often any variety in sentence structure. The author lacks a variety of words and types of sentences. The author uses passive voice and keeps the argument in the past tense. The author lacks a strong and original voice. There may be some repetitious language throughout the essay. The author does not use in-text citation throughout the essay. 13 = 65 The author uses simplistic and confusing vocabulary and does not use many stylistic devices. There is not often any variety in sentence structure. The author lacks a variety of words and types of sentences. The author lacks a strong and original voice. There may be some repetitious language throughout the essay. The author does not use intext citation throughout the essay. 12 = 60 The author uses below grade-level and confusing vocabulary. The author does not use any advanced stylistic devices. There is not often any variety in sentence structure. The author lacks a variety of words and types of sentences. The author lacks a strong and original voice. There may be some repetitious language throughout the essay. The author does not use in-text citation throughout the essay.

Grammar/Spelling/Usage/Citation 30 = 100 There are two or less grammatical/spelling/usage/citation mistakes. 29 = 96 There are four or less grammatical/spelling/usage/citation mistakes. 28 = 93 There are six or less grammatical/spelling/usage/citation mistakes. 27 = 90 There are eight or less grammatical/spelling/usage/citation mistakes. 26= 86 There are nine or less grammatical/spelling/usage/citation mistakes. 25 = 83 There are ten or less grammatical/spelling/usage/citation mistakes. 24 = 80 There are twelve or less grammatical/spelling/usage/citation mistakes. 23 = 76 There are fourteen or less grammatical/spelling/usage/citation mistakes. 22 = 73 There are sixteen or less grammatical/spelling/usage/citation mistakes. 21 = 70 There are eighteen or less grammatical/spelling/usage/citation mistakes. 20 = 66 There are 20 or less grammatical/spelling/usage/citation mistakes. 19 = 63 There are 22 or less grammatical/spelling/usage/citation mistakes. 18 = 60 There are 24 or less grammatical/spelling/usage/citation mistakes. 17 = 56 There are 25 or less grammatical/spelling/usage/citation mistakes.