Founding of Georgia DBQ – Teacher`s Checklist Letter to the

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Founding of Georgia DBQ – Teacher’s Checklist
Letter to the Governor
Name: _______________________________
Block: _______ Date: ______
Introduction:
1 ____ Is the main idea stated clearly? (the thesis) “Based on the reasons for its charter, what would
need to be included in a painting to accurately portray the founding of Georgia?”
1 ____ Is the introduction interesting? Does it make the reader want to keep on reading? (hook)
1 ____ Audience has been identified (Remember – you’re writing in letter format to Georgia Governor
Deal)
Four Body Paragraphs: (Charity, Economics, Religion, Defense)
4 ____ Does each body paragraph have a clear topic sentence that is related to the main idea
(thesis) of the writing?
16 ____ Does each body paragraph include specific evidence? (i.e., text citation/quote)
4 ____ Does each idea transition smoothly to the next?
Conclusion:
1____ Is the main idea (thesis) of the writing restated in different words?
1____ Are the supporting ideas summarized clearly?
1____ Does the conclusion leave an impression on the reader? (have you been able to persuade the
governor to commission your painting)
Overall Writing:
1____ Is any important material left unsaid?
1____ Is any material repetitious or unnecessary? (i.e., did you use a variety of sentence starters)
1____ Are there changes needed in word choice, sentence length and/or structure, etc.? (include
content vocabulary)
1____ Is textual support/evidence properly cited? (i.e., Document C at the end of the quote)
1____ Is the writing free of significant spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and/or grammar errors?
(these errors would change the meaning of the writing or cause confusion)
Total: _______ out of 35
Founding of Georgia DBQ – Writer’s Checklist
Letter to the Governor
Name: _______________________________
Block: _______ Date: ______
Introduction:
1 ____ Is the main idea stated clearly? (the thesis) “Based on the reasons for its charter, what would
need to be included in a painting to accurately portray the founding of Georgia?”
1 ____ Is the introduction interesting? Does it make the reader want to keep on reading? (hook)
1 ____ Audience has been identified (Remember – you’re writing in letter format to Georgia Governor
Deal)
Four Body Paragraphs: (Charity, Economics, Religion, Defense)
4 ____ Does each body paragraph have a clear topic sentence that is related to the main idea
(thesis) of the writing?
16 ____ Does each body paragraph include specific evidence? (i.e., text citation/quote)
4 ____ Does each idea transition smoothly to the next?
Conclusion:
1____ Is the main idea (thesis) of the writing restated in different words?
1____ Are the supporting ideas summarized clearly?
1____ Does the conclusion leave an impression on the reader? (have you been able to persuade the
governor to commission your painting)
Overall Writing:
1____ Is any important material left unsaid?
1____ Is any material repetitious or unnecessary? (i.e., did you use a variety of sentence starters)
1____ Are there changes needed in word choice, sentence length and/or structure, etc.? (include
content vocabulary)
1____ Is textual support/evidence properly cited? (i.e., Document C at the end of the quote)
1____ Is the writing free of significant spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and/or grammar errors?
(these errors would change the meaning of the writing or cause confusion)
Total: _______ out of 35
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