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Unit 1 Formative Project Rubric

Criteria Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4


Knowledge: /20 marks
Project demonstrates understanding of the
following devices:
Personification
Hyperbole
Onomatopoeia
Oxymoron
Paradox
Assonance
Consonance
Euphony
Alliteration
Simile
Metaphor
Some devices
represented accurately
in project but more
than 4 may be missing
or be incorrect.

2.5 marks

Most devices
represented accurately
in project but more
than 2 may be missing
or be incorrect.

3.5 marks

All but one or two
devices represented
accurately in project.



4 marks
Each device is
represented
accurately in
project.


5 marks
Project demonstrates understanding of the
stylistic elements:
Parallel structure
Climactic order
Polysyndetic construction
Asyndetic construction
Chiasmus
Rhetorical question


Some elements
represented accurately
in project but more
than 4 may be missing
or be incorrect.

2.5 marks

Most elements
represented accurately
in project but more
than 2 may be missing
or be incorrect.

3 marks

All but one or two
elements
represented
accurately in project.



4 marks
Each element is
represented
accurately in
project.




5 marks
Project demonstrates understanding of
rhetorical strategies:
Logos
Pathos
Ethos

One strategy present





At least two strategies
present




Each strategy
represented
accurately but one
may not be as
effective as the
others.
Each strategy is
represented
accurately in
project.


2.5 marks

3 marks


4 marks

5 marks
The following pieces of punctuation are used
correctly:
Colon
Semi-colon
Dash
Ellipsis
Parenthesis
Some elements
represented accurately
in project but more
than two may be
missing or be incorrect.

2.5 marks
Most elements
represented accurately
in project but more
than one may be
missing or be incorrect.

3.5 marks
All but one element
represented
accurately in project.



4 marks
Each element is
represented
accurately in
project.


5 marks
Thinking: /10
Student was prepared for each conference
and met check-in expectations on time.
Rarely

6 marks
Sometimes

7 marks
Usually

8 marks
Always

10 marks
Communication: /10 marks
Literary devices, stylistic elements, and
rhetorical strategies are used effectively to
create emphasis.
Limited use of devices,
elements, and
strategies

6 marks
Some use of devices,
elements, and
strategies

7 marks
Good use of devices,
elements, and
strategies

8 marks
Sophisticated use of
devices, elements,
and strategies

10 marks
Application: /10 marks
Project demonstrates application of keyhole
structure by including:
An introduction with:
o An effective hook
o A general introduction that
gradually becomes more
specific then leads to the
thesis
o Thesis
Body paragraphs (at least three)
o Organize the paragraphs in
terms of time, space, or
order of importance
Some devices
represented accurately
in project but more
than 4 may be missing
or be incorrect.

6 marks

Most devices
represented accurately
in project but more
than 2 may be missing
or be incorrect.

7 marks

All but one or two
devices represented
accurately in project.



8 marks
Each device is
represented
accurately in
project.


10 marks
o Use climactic order within
paragraphs so each
paragraph ends strongly
o Each topic sentence should
have a transitional tag to
ensure coherence
o Each topic sentence should
reflect the thesis.
o The concluding sentence
connects to the topic
sentence
Concluding paragraph
o Re-state thesis
o Summarize body
o Universal application (this
may or may not connect to
the hook)