Litchfield High School

Social Studies Department

Writing FCAs

 

Area of Concern

7th Grade

8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th / 12th Grade

Formatting

        Proper five paragraph essay format is used.

       Proper five paragraph essay format is used.

       Proper five paragraph essay format is used.

       Proper five paragraph essay format is used.

        Appropriate structure and format are used for response.

Theses

        Central idea of paper is evident in the introduction

        Thesis contains clear position.

        Thesis is the last sentence of the introductory paragraph.

 

        Clear position is evident in thesis.

        Thesis is clear and thoughtful.

        Conclusion is sophisticated and related to thesis.

        Thesis is clear and thoughtful thesis.

       Conclusion is sophisticated and related to thesis.

 

Support

        A minimum of three supporting details are used.

        Three supporting ideas from multiple sources are used.

        Support uses specific information from each source.

        Support is unified, accurate, relevant, and well developed.

        Support uses specific information from each source.

        Response is well-organized, focused response.

        Position is supported from each source.

        Support is well developed, clear, accurate, focused, and organized.

        Sources are located and used appropriately to develop interpretation.

        Position is supported from each source.

        Support is well developed, clear, accurate, focused, and organized.

        Counter-argument is included when appropriate.

       Analysis, synthesis, or evaluation is included.

Transitions

       Transitional words are used.

       Transitional words and sentences are used.

       Transitional sentences are used.

        Transitional sentences are polished and effective.

       Transitional sentences are polished and effective.

Grammar

        Response contains no spelling or capitalization errors.

        Response contains no spelling or capitalization errors.

        Sentence variety is evident.

        Sentence structure is appropriate.

        Paragraph structure is appropriate.

       Response is written from 3rd person point of view.

        Response contains no spelling or capitalization errors.

        Sentence variety is evident.

        Sentence structure is appropriate.

        Paragraph structure is appropriate.

        Response is written from 3rd person point of view.

        Active voice is used.

 

        Response contains no spelling or capitalization errors.

        Sentence variety is evident.

        Sentence structure is appropriate.

        Paragraph structure is appropriate.

        Response is written from 3rd person point of view.

        Active voice is used.

 

        Response contains no spelling or capitalization errors. Sentence variety is evident.

 

        Sentence variety is evident.

        Sentence structure is appropriate.

        Paragraph structure is appropriate.

        Response is written from 3rd person point of view.

        Active voice is used.

 

Audience Knowledge

        N/A

        Knowledge of audience is evident.

        Proper salutation and appropriate connection in text are evident.

        Knowledge of audience is evident.

       Proper salutation and appropriate connection in text are evident.

 

        Audience awareness is evident through appropriate voice, syntax, and tone.

       Audience awareness is evident through appropriate voice, syntax, and tone.

Documentation

        N/A

        N/A

        Proper MLA documentation is used.

        Proper MLA documentation is used.

       Proper MLA documentation is used.