Structure (20%): Paper includes: decorated front and back cover, title page, table of contents, dear reader page (introduction), at least 5 genres (one from each category—one must be from Category 6), epilogue/endnotes page, works cited page; dialectical journal is attached (graded separately)
Quality of Content & Style (40%): Each of the required elements is strong in its language, clarity, meaning, and information. The writing meets the intended purpose and matches needs of the audience.
Creativity/Appropriateness of Genres (20%): The paper shows thought, effort, and creativity on the part of the writer. The genres included are varied and appropriate for the content presented and specific genre conventions are met.
Research (20%): Research was thoroughly performed and documented and at least 5 sources were used and cited.
_____/10 Cover—front and back—professional looking/visually appealing
_____/5 Title page---Name, Date, Title—12 pt TNR D.S.
_____/15 Dear Reader/Preface page---12 pt TNR D.S.—briefly summarize your novel and explain what inspired your selection of the topic; describe what your intentions were in preparing the project and what you hope to convey to the reader/audience. Letter format with signature or report-style
_____/10 Table of Contents---identify each item by a title and assign each a page number
_____/75 Five genres---one per page (more than likely)---creativity applies---some may be longer, more visual, etc, than others---do NOT label the genres (the table of contents should do that)-use titles where appropriate, ex. Poem title or masthead for newspaper---each item should “feel” as if it is connected and belongs –see next item…
_____/10 Unifying element---provide a theme, quotation, visual symbol, etc. that carries throughout and is woven through each genre---for example ---“big brother…”
_____/15 Epilogue page—Handout provided—type up answers 12 pt TNR (Self-assessment/Reflection)
_____/15 Works Cited Page
______/30 Rationale/Notecards (3 pts per card)---number flexible -----10 (Minimum)
_________/ GRAND TOTAL 185
______/ X bonus genre pieces (extra credit) up to 10 pts per
______maximum allowable extra credit
166-205 A to A 148 - 165 B to B+ 129- 147 C to C+
Other Items Connected to the Reading that Are Graded Separately
_______/15 Your Research Proposal Typed
______/160 (8 pts per entry) Dialectical Journal
______Any Reading Check Quizzes/Other Class Assignments Related To Novels