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Writing Rubrics - Analytic - Adapted from PSSA PA Core Materials


Analytic rubrics are more valuable to use for instruction and feedback to students. These rubrics have been adapted from the Holistic Rubrics used to score the new PSSAs.

From Whitehall (grades 3 - 8)



From East Penn (grades 3 - 5)

Text Dependent Analysis Analytic Rubric

Analytic rubrics are more valuable to use for instruction and feedback to students. These rubrics have been adapted from the Holistic Rubrics used to score the new PSSAs.

From Whitehall - TDA Analytic Rubric

From East Penn - TDA Analytic Rubric



Templates


Compare-Contrast Template


General Materials and Resources


Literature Circle Packet includes resources to guide students through literature circles. Created by Jim Burke (The English Companion). Originally found this online, and it may have been adapted since then, but it works fairly well.



MLA


Literary Handbook





Resources and Materials for Specific Pieces of Literature


Frankenstein
Prior to reading Frankenstein, I ask my students to read this article on current Bioethical Issuesand then run down the list and decide whether they think each item is acceptable or unacceptable, or if they aren't sure or would need to know more about it. It creates the best discussion of the year and really gets them thinking about the actions that Victor Frankenstein takes when he creates his "monster."



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Of Mice and Men