Annotation Rubric

English 7 & 8

Your annotations will be collected and graded as quizzes.  Take full advantage of this “freebie.”  Annotating will make you a stronger reader and a better writer and it will boost your quarter average.  In addition, your notes for an annotated work of literature are right on the page.
 

5    The text is extensively annotated with copious margin notations.  The annotations demonstrate a comprehensive and thoughtful reading as well as  full consideration of comments made during class discussion.  The margin notes show that the reader has made insightful connections and drawn valid conclusions.

4     The text shows some margin notes.  The reader noted of some of the points made during class discussion. The annotations demonstrate that the reader understands the text beyond the literal level and has been able to make some connections and draw some conclusions.

3     The marginal notes are basic and consist mainly of plot driven questions (What will happen…).  There are limited references to class discussion. Annotations indicate a basic understanding of the text. The reader has been able to make one or two connections, but has been unable to use the text to draw valid conclusions.

2     The text is underlined in appropriate places, but there are very few margin notes making it difficult to evaluate how well the reader understood the reading. There are very few references to class discussion.

1     Significant parts of the text are completely unmarked. There are no margin notes, only underlined text.

0    The text is completely unmarked.

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