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ENG 1DYP- Informal 3D Essay Name:

Task:
1) Use the writing process to write a 300 word informal essay on one of the
following topics:
The day I would start my life over (Reflective)
Things you should know that your parents never teach you (Expressive)
...should be changed immediately (Opinionated)
2) Take a second copy of your informal essay and make it into a symbolic 3D
interpretation.
Learning Goal: By the end of this assignment you will:
-Know 12 literary devices, and understand how to use them effectively in writing
-Understand the difference between formal and informal writing styles
-Be able to write an informal essay
-Be able to convey your essay topics and ideas in a three dimensional artistic
rendition

Informal Essay Success Criteria:
The title of the essay is original and relevant to the essay
The writing is organized in paragraphs
The intro paragraph catches the readers attention and states the thesis
The thesis statement forces the reader to think and makes the purpose of the
writing clear
More than 3 literary devices have been used effectively to enhance the writing
The writing process has been used to make significant improvements
Descriptive language has been incorporated to enhance the clarity
All spelling and grammar is correct
Specific details and facts have been incorporated to support ideas and opinions
The writing is focused on personal experiences
The 3D artistic interpretation is original and clearly represents the topics and
the themes discussed in the essay


Overall Curriculum Expectations: W1, W2, W3, M3

Rubric:

Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 R
Knowledge

-Structure (W 1.4)
*Catchy intro
*Body paragraphs in logical
sequence
*An insightful ending that
concludes the writing

Essay makes
accurate and
sophisticated use of
the informal essay
structure.
Essay makes good
use of the informal
essay structure.
The essay structure
is somewhat
effective.

The essay is
structured with
limited
effectiveness.
There is no structure
to the informal
essay.
Thinking

-Thesis statement/ purpose (1.2)


-Literary devices (W 2.2)


-Editing and revising (W 1.5)




The thesis statement
is very insightful and
makes the purpose
very clear.

3+ literary devices
have been
incorporated which
add interest to the
writing.

Extensive editing
and revising is
evident and
significant
improvements have
been made.
The thesis statement
is strong and the
purpose is apparent.

3 literary devices
have been used to
add interest to the
writing.

There is proof of
editing and revising
and improvements
have been made.
The thesis statement
is somewhat
effective and makes
an attempt to relay
the purpose.

2 literary devices
have been
incorporated with
some effect on the
writing.

There is some proof
of editing and
revising and some
improvements have
been made.
The thesis statement
is vague/ unclear
and relays the
purpose with limited
effectiveness.

1 literary device has
been incorporated
with limited effect
on the writing.

Limited proof of
editing and revising
and few
improvements have
been made.
No thesis statement
is included/ thesis is
irrelevant/ thesis
too generalized.

No literary devices
have been
incorporated.

No proof of the
writing process or
no improvements
have been made.
Communication

-Descriptive language (W 2.2)

-Spelling/ Grammar and
punctuation (W 3.4)

-Supporting details and facts
(W1.3)


The use of
descriptive language
and diction
enhances the overall
clarity significantly.

Writing is free of
spelling and
grammar errors.

Ideas and opinions
are very clearly
articulated through
many specific details
and facts.

The use of
descriptive language
and diction
improves the overall
clarity.

Few spelling and
grammar errors
made.

Ideas and opinions
are expressed
clearly through
details and facts.
Some descriptive
language has been
incorporated to
improve clarity.

5-7 errors in spelling
and grammar.

Some ideas and
opinions are
expressed through
facts and details.
Limited descriptive
language more
required.

8 or more errors in
spelling and
grammar are made.

Limited facts and
details are included
to support ideas and
opinions.
Lacks descriptive
language.

Errors in spelling and
grammar hinder the
overall
communication.

Writing is vague and
does not include
specific details or
facts.
Application

Connection to personal
experience (W 2.1)

Connection between 3D
interpretation and writing and
themes. (M 3.1/ 3.2)





Develops an
extremely effective
informal essay by
connecting to
personal experience.

Has effectively
applied the writing
themes and topics
into a very creative
and original 3D
interpretation.
Develops an
effective informal
essay by connecting
to personal
experience.

Has applied the
writing themes and
topics into a creative
and original 3D
interpretation.
Develops an
informal essay with
some connection to
personal experience.

Has applied some of
the writing topics
and themes into a
3D interpretation.
Develops essay with
little connection to
personal experience.

3D interpretation
has limited
connection to the
writing topics and
themes.
No personal
connections are
made.

No 3D interpretation
created or no
relevance between
3D interpretation
and writing topics
and themes.