Literary interpretations are general but plausible

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Literary interpretations are general but plausible. Support is adequate and general but occasionally lacking in persuasiveness and consistency. A straightforward connection to the student's ideas is maintained. A straightforward arrangement of ideas and/or details provides direction for the discussion that concludes functionally. The unifying effect and/or controlling idea is presented and maintained generally; however, coherence may falter. Diction is adequate but may be lacking in specificity. Syntactical structures are generally clear but attempts at complex structures may be awkward. Stylistic choices contribute to a clear composition with a matter-of-fact voice. This writing demonstrates control of the basics of correct sentence construction, usage, grammar, and mechanics. There may be occasional lapses in control and minor errors. However, the communication remains clear. Limited Ideas are superficial and Support is often A discernible but Diction is imprecise This writing
2 oversimplified, demonstrating a weak comprehension of the literary text(s) and the topic. Literary interpretations are incomplete and/or literal. inappropriate or is a restatement of what was taught or read, and/or may be repetitive, contradictory, and/or lacking. The connection to the student's ideas is vague and/or redundant. ineffectual arrangement of ideas and/or details provides some direction for the discussion that does not conclude deliberately. A unifying effect and/or controlling idea is not maintained. and/or inappropriate. Syntax is frequently awkward and/or immature. The writing may be vague, redundant, and/or unclear. Inadequate language choices contribute to a composition with an undiscerning or uncritical voice. demonstrates faltering control of correct sentence construction, usage, grammar, and mechanics. The range of errors blurs the clarity of communication. Poor 1 Ideas are largely absent, irrelevant, and/or do not develop the topic. Little comprehension of the literary text(s) and/or the topic is demonstrated. Support is irrelevant, overgeneralized, and/or lacking. The support, if present, is largely unrelated to the student's attempted discussion. A haphazard arrangement of ideas and/or details provides little or no direction for the discussion, and a conclusion is absent or obscure. A unifying effect and/or controlling idea is absent. Diction is overgeneralized and/or inaccurate. Syntax is confused and uncontrolled. The writing is unclear. Lack of language choices contributes to a confusing composition with an ineffective voice. This writing demonstrates lack of control of correct sentence construction, usage, grammar, and mechanics. Jarring errors impair communication.

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