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MEL-Con Paragraph Rubric – Survival Traits –“The Most Dangerous Game”
PROMPT: Evaluate which survival skill best allows Rainsford to win the most dangerous game.
-Determine three pieces of evidence that show this skill in action.
*Note: Survival Skill chosen must be from in class list.
R.L.9-10.1, R.L.9-10.10, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2a,b,c,e,f W.9-10.4, W.9-10.9, W.9-10.10
Criteria
Main Idea
(Judgments,
Focus & Position)
Evidence
(Position)
Links (Position)
Concluding
Sentence
(Judgments,
Focus & Position)
Organizing Ideas
Language Usage
Assignment
Requirements
3
2
1
Writer’s main idea sentence clearly
answers the prompt and includes
key words from the
question/prompt. Mentions author
and title in topic sentence.
Writer’s main idea sentence basically
answers the prompt and includes some
of the key words from the question.
Mentions author and title in topic
sentence.
Writer’s main idea sentence poorly
answers the prompt and/or does not
include key words from the question. Fails
to mention the author or title.
Writer includes specific,
appropriate, and accurate evidence
to support his/her main idea. Uses
at least one direct quote (A.W.E.)
Writer includes some good evidence for
his/her main idea. Uses at least one
direct quote (A.W.E.)
Writer includes poor or no evidence for
his/her main idea. No direct quote
included.
Writer logically and directly
explains the connection between the
evidence and the main idea.
Writer basically explains the connection
between the evidence and the main idea.
Writer poorly or does not explain the
connection between the evidence and the
main idea.
Writer effectively restates the main
idea of the paragraph and
summarizes the evidence. Recaps or
restates three pieces of evidence
(“E”s)/reasons.
Writer restates the main idea of the
paragraph and summarizes the evidence.
Writer effectively adheres to the
MEL-Con format. Writer uses
clear and sensible transitions
(ONLY BIG KID) between each
piece of evidence. Links are clear
and relevant, tying together
information and main point/position
to create a well rounded, effective
paragraph that fulfills the purpose of
the assignment.
Writer effectively uses audience
appropriate vocabulary, grammar,
mechanics, and expression to clearly
answer the question/prompt. Only
3rd person pronouns are used; no
contractions are present.
Writer basically adheres to the MELCon format. Writer uses some decent
transitions between each piece of
evidence. Links are somewhat clear but
lack in strength to tie together
information/explanation and main
point/position. Paragraph somewhat
fulfills the purpose of the assignment.
Writer does not adhere to the MEL-Con
format. Writer uses poor (BABY) or no
transitions between each piece of evidence.
Writer attempts to use audience
appropriate vocabulary, grammar,
mechanics, and expression to answer
question/prompt. Writer uses 2nd
person (“YOU”) pronouns, 1st person (“I,
etc.)” pronouns, and/or contractions
once or twice.
Writer fails to adhere to one of the
assignment requirements.
Writer does not use, or ineffectively uses,
vocabulary, grammar, mechanics, and
expression to answer question/prompt.
Writer uses 2nd person (“YOU”) pronouns,
1st person (“I, etc.”) pronouns, and
contractions throughout paragraph.
*Writer effectively explains how
Rainsford uses ONE specific
survival trait throughout the story,
providing THREE specific examples
to support reasoning.
*Proper MLA header is included
*Paragraph is indented
*Paragraph is double spaced
*At least one vocabulary word is
used correctly
SCORE
____/21
____% Grade:____
Writer poorly or does not restate the main
idea of the paragraph and/or poorly does
not summarize the evidence. “E”s are not
recapped.
Writer fails to adhere to two or more of the
assignment requirements.
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