1984 – Connecting Literature to Today

This book was futuristic in its day. What is one thing that seems plausible given today's event? What is something that does not seem plausible? Explain both of your decisions by citing 2-3 current events. Be sure to explain how the current event is evidence for your claims.

You will need to make connections.

Attempt is missing or barely started. Student definition is incorrect. Student definition is vague or misses a key aspect of the word's definition. Student definition is accurate. Other students could learn the word from this work.
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You will need to cite evidence.

Attempt is missing or barely started. Student definition is incorrect. Student definition is vague or misses a key aspect of the word's definition. All evidence cited is accurate for the student's point of view.
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You will need to write clearly.

The writing is too short to show grammar use. The writing is not clear because of grammatical issues. The writing is less clear because of grammatical issues. The writing shows clear control of grammatical rules.
  • Writing is missing or a couple of partial sentences.
  • Paragraphs may lack a central idea or poorly connect the given details.
  • Sentences may lack variety, use incorrect forms of verbs, and have few connecting phrases.
  • Writing may have unclear pronouns, exclusively use vocabulary too simple for this grade, and show multiple misspellings.
  • Word choice ignores connotations of some words and avoids using interesting or figurative language.
  • Paragraphs may have a central idea with some connected details.
  • Sentences may have some variety, generally use correct forms of verbs, and have a few connecting phrases.
  • Writing may use pronouns clearly, use some vocabulary at this grade level, and a have few misspellings.
  • Word choice effectively uses the connotations of most words and there is some interesting, possibly figurative, language.
  • Paragraphs have a central idea with logically-connected details.
  • Sentences have variety, use correct verbs, and mix in connecting phrases.
  • Sentences have variety, use correct verbs, and mix in connecting phrases.
  • Writing uses clear pronouns, vocabulary at grade level, and one or no misspellings.
  • Word choice effectively uses connotations, interesting language, and, where appropriate, figurative language.
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This book was futuristic in its day. What is one thing that seems plausible given today's event? What is something that does not seem plausible? Explain both of your decisions by citing 2-3 current events. Be sure to explain how the current event is evidence for your claims.

You will need to make connections.

Attempt is missing or barely started. Student definition is incorrect. Student definition is vague or misses a key aspect of the word's definition. Student definition is accurate. Other students could learn the word from this work.
Missing 0 1 2

You will need to cite evidence.

Attempt is missing or barely started. Student definition is incorrect. Student definition is vague or misses a key aspect of the word's definition. All evidence cited is accurate for the student's point of view.
Missing 0 1 2

You will need to write clearly.

The writing is too short to show grammar use. The writing is not clear because of grammatical issues. The writing is less clear because of grammatical issues. The writing shows clear control of grammatical rules.
  • Writing is missing or a couple of partial sentences.
  • Paragraphs may lack a central idea or poorly connect the given details.
  • Sentences may lack variety, use incorrect forms of verbs, and have few connecting phrases.
  • Writing may have unclear pronouns, exclusively use vocabulary too simple for this grade, and show multiple misspellings.
  • Word choice ignores connotations of some words and avoids using interesting or figurative language.
  • Paragraphs may have a central idea with some connected details.
  • Sentences may have some variety, generally use correct forms of verbs, and have a few connecting phrases.
  • Writing may use pronouns clearly, use some vocabulary at this grade level, and a have few misspellings.
  • Word choice effectively uses the connotations of most words and there is some interesting, possibly figurative, language.
  • Paragraphs have a central idea with logically-connected details.
  • Sentences have variety, use correct verbs, and mix in connecting phrases.
  • Sentences have variety, use correct verbs, and mix in connecting phrases.
  • Writing uses clear pronouns, vocabulary at grade level, and one or no misspellings.
  • Word choice effectively uses connotations, interesting language, and, where appropriate, figurative language.
Missing 0 1 2