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English 10 Embedded Assessment 4.

2 Final Exam

From the following prompt, write a fully developed analytical essay about the effect of character interaction in the play
1) Choose a character whose words, actions, or ideas contrast with Macbeth’s character. Explain how these
conflicting motivations contribute to Macbeth’s development as a tragic hero or how the character
interactions advance the plot and develop themes of the play.

Planning and ● Which character will you choose to contrast with Macbeth?
Prewriting: Take time to
● Which of Macbeth’s character traits were highlighted by his interactions
make a plan for your with this character?
● How did this character help develop Macbeth as a tragic hero?
● How did Macbeth’s interactions with this character advance the plot or
develop a theme?
● How can you draft a thesis that explains the significance of this character’s
interactions with Macbeth?
● What textual support can you find for your thesis?
● How can you use an outline to plan the structure of your essay?

Drafting and Revising: ● How will you introduce your topic, organize your ideas, and provide a
Compose your thoughtful concluding statement?
analytical essay.
● How will you integrate textual evidence from the play with commentary
about how the evidence supports your thesis and topic sentences?

● How will you demonstrate your understanding of literary terms such as foil
and tragic hero?

● How can you use strategies such as peer response to improve your draft?

Editing and Publishing: ● How will you proofread and edit your essay for proper conventions of
Prepare a final draft for standard English capitalization, punctuation, spelling, grammar, and usage?
publication. ● What tools are available for you to further polish and refine your work,
Reflection such as a style guide, dictionary, thesaurus, spell-check, or grammar check?
● How can the Scoring Guide help you evaluate how well you have met the
requirements of the assignment?

Student Name: _______________________ Period: _____ Grade: _____/30 + _____/70 = _____

English 10 Embedded Assessment 4.2 Final Exam


Process Score (30%) Score: _____/30

Scoring Exemplary Proficient Emerging Incomplete

Criteria A+ (30) B+ (26) C+ (23) D+ (20)
A (29-28) B (25) C (22) D (19)
A- (27) B- (24) C- (21) F (18-0)

Note Taking ● Student thoroughly ● Student sufficiently ● Student attempted to ● Student does not
Double Entry annotated the text using annotated the text using annotate the text using annotate the text.
Journal, both descriptive markers markers and relevant markers and/or marginal
Graphic and relevant, thoughtful marginal notes. notes.
Org., etc…
marginal notes.

Outline ● Major points clearly and ● All major points relate ● Most major points relate ● Outline does not include
(Custom or effectively sync with all directly to the claim. to the claim. enough major points to
SB) ideas included in the ● Each major point has ● Most major points have prove the claim.
claim. enough examples/details enough examples/details ● The main points do not
● Each major point has a to support it. to support them. match the claim.
wealth of ● All examples/details are ● Most examples/details ● Outline does not include
details/examples to directly related to the are clearly related to the supporting information for
support the claim. major point they support; major point they support; major points.
● Supporting reveal a solid demonstrate only a basic ● Writer seems to not
examples/details are understanding of the understanding of the understand the topic.
clear, sophisticated, and topic. topic.
insightfully chosen; reveal
in-depth understanding of
the topic.

SpringBoard ● Student has completed all ● Student has completed ● Student has completed ● Student has completed
Pre-writing required SB pre-writing most required SB pre- some required SB pre- few or no required SB
Activities activities. writing activities. writing activities. pre-writing activities.

Content Score (70%) Score: _____/70

Scoring Exemplary Proficient Emerging Incomplete

Criteria A+ (70-68) B+ (62-61) C+ (55-54) D+ (48-47)
A (67-66) B (60-59) C (53-52) D (46)
A- (65-63) B- (58-56) C- (51-49) F (45-0)

Ideas The essay The essay The essay The essay

● thoroughly examines the ● examines the effect of ● confuses the effect of ● does not examine the
effect of character character interaction on character interaction on effect of character
interaction on plot or plot or theme plot or theme interaction on plot or
theme ● adequately analyzes ● provides some analysis of theme
● accurately analyzes characterization, including characterization and other ● lacks analysis of
characterization, including another character’s role characters’ roles in the characterization and other
another character’s role (such as foil) in the development of a tragic characters’ roles in the
(such as foil) in the development of a tragic hero development of a tragic
development of a tragic hero ● provides insufficient hero
hero ● includes sufficient textual textual evidence (e.g., ● provides inaccurate or no
● smoothly integrates evidence, including details, quotations, textual evidence (e.g.,
relevant textual evidence, details, quotations, and examples). details, quotations,
including details, examples. examples).
quotations, and examples.

Structure The essay The essay The essay The essay

● uses an effective ● uses an adequate ● uses an inconsistent ● does not follow an obvious
organizational structure organizational structure organizational structure organizational structure
with a logical progression with a logical progression ● does not introduce the ● does not introduce the
of ideas of ideas topic, link supporting topic, link supporting
● introduces the topic ● introduces the topic, links ideas, and/or provide a ideas, and/or provide a
engagingly, links supporting ideas, and conclusion conclusion
supporting ideas, and provides a conclusion ● uses weak, repetitive, or ● uses few, if any,
provides a thoughtful ● uses effective transitions. insufficient transitions. transitions.
● uses appropriate and
varied transitions.

Use of The essay The essay The essay The essay

(20%) ● uses precise language ● uses some precise ● uses vague language and ● uses inappropriate
and a variety of sentence language and different simple sentences language and simple or
structures sentence structures ● does not establish or incomplete sentences
● maintains an academic ● generally maintains an maintain an academic ● does not use academic
voice and objective tone academic voice and voice voice
● demonstrates command of objective tone ● demonstrates partial ● demonstrates little
conventions with few ● demonstrates adequate command of conventions; command of conventions;
errors in grammar,usage, command of conventions; errors in grammar, usage, serious errors in grammar,
capitalization, punctuation, few errors in grammar, capitalization, punctuation, usage, capitalization,
and spelling. capitalization, punctuation, and/or spelling interfere punctuation, and/or
or spelling. with meaning. spelling confuse meaning.