Week 1 Essay

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Guided Reading/Current Event Guide Sheet Overview: FOUR guided readings OR current events are required for EACH grading period, which will total sixteen for the year. These reading assignments should cover one of the topic areas listed in your syllabus (preferable following the order in which you are learning them in class). You are to provide ½ page to one page summary and include the guided reading or current event you chose. You will receive some time in class to work on these, usually Mondays, but do not only rely on this class time. Essay Rubric: Please print and attach a rubric to EACH guided reading or current event turned in. Extra forms are available in the room. Guided Reading or Current Event: Select a guided reading or current event relevant to topics being discussed in class and at an appropriate grade level. Unacceptable 0 - No article - Article does not relate to class content - Not grade appropriate Inadequate 1_2 - Article does not relate to class content - Not grade appropriate Adequate 3_4 - Article relates to class content -Article is grade appropriate Excellent 5 - Article relates to class content - Article is advanced in grade level Grammar: Paper has grade level appropriate grammar and mechanics. Unacceptable 0 - Grammar is below grade level with 5 or more grammatical errors Inadequate 1_2 - Grammar is below grade level with 3 or more grammatical errors Adequate 3_4 - Grammar is at grade level with 2 or fewer errors Excellent 5 - Grammar is above grade level with no errors Content: Appropriate reading selected, ½ page to one page typed paper demonstrating clarity, reason, evidence, depth, and complexity. Unacceptable 0_2 - Clarity - Reason - Evidence - Depth - Complexity Inadequate 3_6 - Clarity - Reason - Evidence - Depth - Complexity Adequate 7_9

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