American Dream Rubric

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Generational American Dream Rubric
10
8
6
4
Few interview questions were
created. Many more were
needed. The answers were
basic and did not prompt for
more elaborate answers.
Minimal research was done.
More closed than open ended
questions.
No evidence of interview
questions. No evidence of
research.
Written in 1st or 3rd person.
At least one page in length.
Discusses some of the
generational life of the
interviewee. Minimal
historical perspective.
Written in 1st person. Less
than one page in length.
Misses large gaps in the
generational life of the
interviewee. Little to no
historical perspective.
Conclusions were made
between the interview and
the biography, but the
relevance is somewhat
difficult to understand or
identify. Ideas are not
specific.
The American Dream is
general. The description fails
to be detailed or fails to
explain the roots. Future
goals are vaguely mentioned.
Conclusions are difficult to
identify or not based upon
research findings.
Discusses just history or just
theme. No connections
made.
No attempt to make any
connections between theme
and history.
4
1-2 mistakes in grammar or
mechanics.
Interview questions were
thought provoking. More
questions may have been
needed. They somewhat lend
themselves to a historical
discussion. More research may
have been necessary. Even mix
of open and closed ended
questions.
May be written in 1st or 3rd
person perspective in expository
form. Only 1.5 pages in length.
Somewhat covers the
generational life of the
interviewee. A few inaccuracies
may occur. Offers limited
historical perspective.
Conclusions were made
between the interview and the
biography, but conclusions are
brief or general. May touch
upon ideas, but much less
thoroughly than upper scoring
papers.
The American Dream is clearly
defined at a personal level. It
may include descriptors, but
fails to explain where or how
they were developed. Future
goals may be brief.
Attempts to make some
connections between history
and theme, but connections are
general or vague.
3
3-5 mistakes in grammar or
mechanics.
2
6-8 mistakes in grammar or
mechanics.
1
More than 8 mistakes in
grammar or mechanics.
One error in MLA format.
Two errors in MLA format.
Three errors in MLA format.
Four or more errors in MLA
format.
The Interview
and Research
Interview questions were
thorough and thought provoking.
Questions easily lend themselves
to an accurate historical
discussion and are based upon
research. Mostly open ended.
Interview questions were
thorough and mostly thought
provoking. Questions mostly
lend themselves to an accurate
historical discussion and are
mostly based upon research.
Mostly open ended.
Biography
Written from the 3rd person
perspective in expository form.
At least 2 pages in length. Fully
and accurately covers the
generational life of the
interviewee. Offers great
historical perspective.
Written from 3rd person
perspective in expository form.
Almost 2 pages in length.
Accurately covers the
generational life of the
interviewee. Offers some
historical perspective.
Inferencing on
the Generational
American Dream
Strong conclusions were made
between the interview and the
biography. Generational dream
is clearly defined and conclusions
are logical.
Defining Your
American Dream
American Dream is clearly
defined at a personal level.
Includes descriptors and
examples that reveal where AND
how the dream was developed.
Future goals are understood.
Makes strong and accurate
connections to history and
theme.
Written from the 3rd person
perspective in expository form.
At least 2 pages in length. Fully
and accurately covers the
generational life of the
interviewee. Offers great
historical perspective.
American Dream is clearly
defined at personal level.
Includes descriptors and
examples that reveal where OR
how the dream was developed.
Future goals are understood.
Makes connections to history and
theme, but may need some more
expansion.
5
No mistakes in grammar or
mechanics.
MLA format is properly used
including page set up and
spacing, font size and type,
reference page, and in-text
citations
Connection of
history to theme
Grammar and
Mechanics
MLA Format
Was any part submitted late: Y
N
If so, which part?
Biography--Generational Dream--Personal Dream
2
It is hard to identify what
the American Dream is.
Future goals are not listed.
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Name: _________________________________________________________________ Period:______________Final Score:__________________
Generational American Dream Rubric
Was any part submitted late: Y
N
If so, which part?
Biography--Generational Dream--Personal Dream
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