Field Trip Response Rubric

Your response should be a well written paragraph in three parts:

  1. a clear topic sentence that answers the guiding question.
  2. support that uses specific details
  3. a concluding sentence that wraps up your main idea.

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The topic sentence clearly answers the guiding question and states the main idea very well. The topic sentence somewhat answers the guiding question and states the main idea well. The topic sentence does not clearly answer the guiding question nor states the main idea well.
Develops a point of view on the issue and demonstrates strong critical thinking, generally using appropriate examples, reasons and other evidence to support its position Develops a point of view on the issue and demonstrates competent critical thinking,  using appropriate examples, reasons and other evidence to support its position Develops a point of view on the issue and demonstrates some critical thinking, but may do so inconsistently or use inappropriate examples, reasons and other evidence to support its position
The concluding sentence wraps up the main idea very well The concluding sentence wraps up the main idea well The concluding sentence does not wrap up the main idea
Free from most errors in grammar, usage and mechanics Has some  errors in grammar, usage and mechanics Contains  errors in grammar, usage and mechanics
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