TASK #8: Extended Essay Response
Directions: Select one (1) and ONLY ONE of the following questions for which you will write a formal extended essay response. Please consult the evaluation rubric listed below BEFORE you begin your writing assignment.
A) Ms. Angelo's caged bird sings of things unknown but longed for still.
Please explain how this is similar to the message in Miss Swift's song.
For what is Miss Swift's narrator longing?
B) Ms. Angelo's caged bird is held captive; isolated from the world and likely lonely
or depressed. Please explain how the narrator in Miss Swift's song is also isolated
from the world and likely lonely or depressed.
* Use ideas from both selections to establish a controlling idea (thesis statement).
* Use specific and relevent information from all parts of this WebQuest in order
to help develop your controlling idea (Text Based Support - TBS).
* Organize your ideas in a logical coherent manner (paragraph structure).
* Use language that communicates ideas effectively (sophisticated language).
* Follow the conventions of standard written English (spelling & grammer).
|MEANING: You clearly understand what the assignment is asking you to do and have included all necessary components.||You have exceeded all of the expectations in this task. (20-25)||You have completed all requirements of the entire task. (15-20)||You have completed most of the entire task. (10-15)||You have not completed most of the task. (5-10)||(25)|
|ORGANIZATION Your essay includes an introduction, several body paragraphs, a conclusion, & a focus or thesis statement.||Your essay has an introduction, several body paragraphs, a conclusion, and a focus or thesis statement. (20-25)||Your essay has an introduction, a few body paragraphs, a conclusion and a focus/thesis statement. (15-20)||You have only two or three of the four items required for organization. (10-15)||You have only one or two large paragraphs and are missing a focus statement. (5-10)||(25)|
|LANGUAGE: Consistent use of correct grammar and spelling.||Consistent use of correct grammar and spelling. (20-25)||Correct grammar and spelling with minor errors that do not hinder comprehension. (15-20)||Correct grammar and spelling with errors that slightly hinder comprehension. (10-15)||Inconsistent use of correct grammar and spelling. (5-10)||(25)|
|DEVELOPMENT: Your essay includes specific details (Text Based Support - TBS) designed to support your arguments.||Your essay includes specific details (TBS) designed to support your arguments. (20-25)||Several supportive details (TBS) are used throughout the essay. (15-20)||Only a few supportive details are used to explain or support your ideas. (10-15)||The details presented do not clearly support your ideas. (5-10)||(25)|
Total Score: 100