Biography: Informative Essay Assessment

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Objective

SWBAT write informative essay to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Big Idea

Students are assessed on their written informative essay about a famous person for the Biography Tea

Assessment

60 minutes

Students have written an informative essay about a famous person for the Biography Tea. They were assessed on skills that were the focus of the writing lessons. I used a rubric to grade them on content, organization, sentence fluency, grammar, and conventions. This focus on content was the presence of a main idea and supporting details. For organization, I was looking for details that were placed in a logical order. For example, were accomplishments placed before childhood? Sentence fluency included the use of conjunctions to vary sentence length and structure. Grammar included the use of subject-verb agreement and conventions incorporated the proper use of capitalization and punctuation and correct spelling.