AwesomeStories General Rubric for Middle School

Score Description
4 Response fully accomplishes the task requirements, fully and correctly addressing all parts of the task. The answer includes specific supporting evidence from the text for each part of the task. Response length is at least 5 sentences.
3 Response adequately accomplishes the task requirements, adequately addressing all parts of the task. The answer includes specific supporting evidence from the text for each part of the task. Response length is at least 4 sentences.
2 Response partially accomplishes the task requirements, partially addressing most parts of the task. The answer includes some supporting evidence from the text. Response length is at least 3 sentences.
1 Response minimally accomplishes the task requirements, addressing few parts of the task. The answer does not include supporting evidence from the text. Response length is 1 or 2 sentences.
0 Response is totally incorrect or irrelevant.

 AwesomeStories Student Work Examples at Each Level

  Middle School Exemplar for standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.3
  Prompt: Indentify what factors led to the death of the Tsar. In your answer identify the state of the world at the time, why he was disliked, and the reason behind the urgency to finish the job.
Score Student answers represent exemplary work for each level of the rubric.
4 Tzar Nicholas II was murdered for many reasons. He become a leader during a period of change in Europe and Russia was at war. Nicholas held feasts during a time of poverty and he did not visit citizens to learn about their concerns. Him and his family were run out of the palace and forced to live in exile as the public opinion became more negative. The people who wanted to kill Nicholas wanted a change in leadership, they did not want to hold a trial for any crime so they rushed to the place where the Tzar and his family were in exile. The firing squad rushed to kill the Tzar as the 'white army' was closing in on the 'safe house'. They claimed that the army caused them to bring about their version of justice without the fairness of a court trial.
3 Tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered because he was not a good leader. He did not care to learn from his citizens about what they needed. He was a bad military leader and the 'white army' was closing in on where the family was hiding so the murders killed them all instead of arresting them and putting them on trial.
2 The Tsar became leader during a time of much change in Europe. There were many poverty stricken citizens so people did not like the wealthy Tsar only taking care of his family and having feasts.
1 The Tsar was a bad leader during the war.
0 This reminds me of the story I read in class last year. The author talks about similar ideas and we learned a lot from that.

 

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