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Here There Be Monsters

Teacher's Guide

Rubric for PDA Responses

As student’s “listen” to the people in Bayville, they are asked to express their opinion about what that person is saying, using their PDA.

Points
Criteria

3

The response fully acknowledges the information given by each person.
The response presents clearly logical conclusions that draw on evidence presented in the interactive.
There are few spelling or grammatical errors.

2

The response acknowledges some of the information given by each person.
The response presents conclusions that are often logical and draw on evidence presented in the interactive.
There are some spelling or grammatical errors.

1

The response seldom acknowledges information given by the person.
The response is made but is not logical and infrequently draws on information presented in the interactive.
There are numerous spelling or grammatical errors.

0

There is no response.

 

At the conclusion of the interactive, students are asked to make a report to the PROduction Company. The prompt says: ““What do you think: is Chessie a real Bay creature … or just something people have imagined? What evidence do you have that supports your opinion?

They are also asked to make their final recommendation to the PROduction Company about including plants and animals in their miniseries.

Rubric for Assessing Final Report

 

Points
Criteria

3

The response presents arguments that are compelling and appropriate to the content of the interactive.
There are few spelling or grammatical errors.
The recommendation is made.

2

Some of the arguments presented in the response are compelling and appropriate to the content of the interactive.
There are some spelling or grammatical errors.
The recommendation is made.

1

The response is made but not supported by the statements that follow it.
There are numerous grammatical errors.
The recommendation is made.

0

There is no response.
No recommendation is made.

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