The copiers are down, and I won't be back on Tuesday. I retyped this 6-Trait rubric after school today, and it took literally two-and-a-half hours to write and format the thing in Word. (I'm clearly not as computer-savvy as I'd like to be, as I'm sure there had to be an easier way to do this than what I did.) Anyway, please help justify the endeavor by printing two copies of the rubric and bringing them to class on Tuesday; you must edit and evaluate your groupmates' papers (unless you're in a group of four, in which case you will grade two of the three possible papers) in order to receive credit for your rough draft. If you do not have a rough draft, you are required to edit and evaluate all of your groupmates' papers; those who finish editing early may finish reading the novel if they feel the need to do so.
You may download the rubric from my Classlink site here. I can't edit my SFHP Classlink for some weird reason, so I had to stash it away in my American Literature page.
Speaking of American Literature, my junior students are about to write personal narratives for the first time! They could really use some excellent models - and even models with flaws we can dissect (and avoid) can be useful! If you would like to offer one of your personal narratives from first semester as a model, please e-mail it to me over the weekend. I will award five points of extra credit to any student whose paper can be (and is) used to help my other students succeed.