Creature Feature - Using Native American Choctaw Literature

Assessments and Checking for Understanding

Creature Feature Research Poetry/Model Assessment Rubric (Haiku)

Element of research

Points possible

Points earned

Line 1 contains 5 syllables.

 

10

 

Line 2 contains 7 syllables.

 

10

 

Line 3 contains 5 syllables.

 

10

 

Haiku states the creature’s name either in title or within the poem.

10

 

Haiku reveals an action, an activity, or a habitat of the creature researched.

10

 

Haiku reveals a characteristic of the creature researched.

 

10

 

Student creates a triorama of creature following the specified instructions.

10

 

Student uses recyclable materials to create a model of researched creature.

20

 

Student presents triorama (haiku) and recyclable model of the creature researched.

10

 

                                                             Rubric for Limerick  

4

3

2

1

*five lines

*five lines

*five lines

*five lines

First, second, and fifth lines have  8 to 10 syllables each

Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme with each other

Lines 3 and 4 have 5 to 7 syllables each

Lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other

Light-hearted and humorous

Appropriate illustration

*Must have 3 of 4

Lines 1, 2, and 5 have 8 to 10 syllables each

Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme with each other

Lines 3 and 4 have 5 to 7 syllables each

Lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other

Light-hearted and humorous

Appropriate illustration

*Must have 2 of 4

Lines 1, 2, and 5 have 8 to 10 syllables each

Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme with each other

Lines 3 and 4 have 5 to 7 syllables each

Lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other

Light-hearted and humorous

*Must have 1 of 4

Lines 1, 2, and 5 have 8 to 10 syllables each

Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme with each other

Lines 3 and 4 have 5 to 7 syllables each

Lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other.

 

Grading Scale

4 = 90-100

3= 80-89

2=70-79

1= 60-69               

Rubric for Triorama

                   4

1 triangle contains a picture of the creature and the title

1 triangle contains the first line of the haiku with 5 syllables in the line and a matching illustration

1 triangle contains the second line of the haiku with 7 syllables and a matching picture/illustration of the animal

1 triangle contains the third line of the haiku with 5 syllables and a matching picture/illustration

The haiku is listed in the proper sequence.

                  3

4 of 5 of the following:

1 triangle contains a picture of the creature and the title

1 triangle contains the first line of the haiku with 5 syllables in the line and a matching illustration

1 triangle contains the second line of the haiku with 7 syllables and a matching picture/illustration of the animal

1 triangle contains the third line of the haiku with 5 syllables and a matching picture/illustration

The haiku is listed in the proper sequence.

                  2

3 of 5 of the following:

1 triangle contains a picture of the creature and the title

1 triangle contains the first line of the haiku with 5 syllables in the line and a matching illustration

1 triangle contains the second line of the haiku with 7 syllables and a matching illustration or photo

1 triangle contains the third line of the haiku with 5 syllables and a matching photo or illustration

The haiku is listed in the proper sequence.

                 1

2 of 5 of the following:

1 triangle contains a picture of the creature and the title

1 triangle contains the first line of the haiku with 5 syllables in the line and a matching illustration

1 triangle contains the second line of the haiku with 7 syllables and a matching picture/illustration of the animal

1 triangle contains the third line of the haiku with 5 syllables and a matching picture/illustration

The haiku is listed in the proper sequence.

 

Grading scale:

4 = 90-100

3=80-89

2=70-79

1=60-69

                                                     Rubric for Research Project

Component of research

Points possible

Points earned

1.      Presentation

A.      Projects voice

B.      Enunciates words correctly

C.      Makes eye contact with the audience

D.      Poised throughout presentation

E.      Gestures are not distracting

20

 

2.      Research paper

A.      Introduction

B.      Body – Follows a logical sequence and covers the topic

C.      Conclusion

D.      Mechanics/spelling

20

 

3.      Title page

A.      Title of research paper

B.      Student’s name

C.      Teacher’s name (class name)

D.      Date

E.      Name of school

10

 

4.      Index cards

A.      Need to have proof of at least three different types of sources – magazines, books, Internet, videos, etc.

B.       One fact per card

C.       Bibliography entry on back of card

18

 

5.      Bibliography page

A.      Uses the correct bibliographical format

B.      Has at least 8 different sources (2 points per source)

16

 

6.      Visual (e.g. Poster, model of animal, illustration, etc.)

16

 

                                                                                                               100 pts. possible       Score______