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English 2 Score GuidesUnit 1:IntroductionIntroductory DiscussionGo to the Introductory Discussion and make your first post. In it, introduce yourself and tell why you are takingthis class online. Give some details about where you live, what you like to do, and anything else that helps peopleget to know you. In addition, tell what you think is the biggest problem students face in schools today, and try togive a suggestion about what schools can do about it. After you post, read some of the posts from other students,and tell them why you agree or disagree with something they said. If someone responds to your posts, make sureyou write back.Scoring Guide – 100 Points PossiblePointsReceivedPointsPossible12Includes an original post responding to the prompt.-At least a paragraph long-Supported with details/examples4Responds to a peer’s post.-Thoughtful and respectful-At least 2-4 sentences long4Responds to another peer’s post.-Thoughtful and respectful-At least 2-4 sentences longUnit ReflectionWrite a reflection of about 300 words in which you talk about the things you learned in this unit. Focus on what itis you think you need to work on the most. Speak, too, about the kind of time you will have to spend whileworking in this online course to complete your goals.Scoring Guide – 100 Points PossiblePointsReceivedPointsPossible80-Develops a focused response that meets the length requirement of 300 wordsThoroughly addresses the topics below:- What you learned in this unit.- What you need to work on the most.- Time you will spend working in this course to complete your goals.(Content)10Uses sentences that are appropriate and vary in length and structure. Uses languagethat is precise; Employs active verbs; No clichés are present.Word choices contribute
to clarity and interest. Phrases are largely memorable. (Writing)5Mostly follows rules of spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar as well asappropriate format. (Conventions)5Margins: 1 in; Font size: 12pt; Font Type: Times New Roman; Line Spacing (single ordouble spaced); Assignment Name; Indent first line of paragraph.(Format/Presentation)Unit 2:Thinking SkillsMLKJ Discussion 2Nearly every line of King's speech is filled with powerful images, or "mental pictures." Using different figures ofspeech and literary terms creates many images. Images help audiences feel what the speaker or writer wants themto feel, help them remember what they have read or heard, and help them understand difficult material.Write two well-developed paragraphs telling which of King's images you find most powerful and appealing andexplain why this image had meaning for you. You must post your initial response by day two of the week.Comment and add to the posts of others in the class following the 4 Ps of peer critique:a.Praisewhat is working.b.Probewhat you don't understand.c.Proposeimprovements with tact.d.And above all bePOSITIVE.

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