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Writer's Notebook Portfolio
Writer's Notebook (WN) Portfolio
Your portfolio is a place to showcase your best writing! 25 Points!
of the two assignments to finish, fix-up, create, or recreate! Your piece must be formatted according to
Course Pack Sec. 4 page 36
for help with the MLA heading, MLA pages numbers, spacing, and font. See the
Course Pack Glossary of Terms
(pages 27-54) for help with devices. Be sure to give your work a creative title. Your response must be typed and double-spaced.
You will need to
submit your work to
. See the rubric below.
Prompts for Portfolio Submission # 1:
~ Silly Sonnet (11/1, 11/2)
Create your own “silly sonnet.” Be sure to follow all of the rules: 14 lines, 10 syllables in each line, and a rhyme scheme of ababcdcdefefgg. Remember, silly is not the same as mean.
Your poem should also include at least
of the ten devices listed below:
~ Somebody Wanted, But, So, Then … (9/13, 9/14, 9/27, 10/3, 10/5, 10/25)
Create your own short story (minimum length is one page, typed and double-spaced). Be sure to follow the
(Who is the main character?)
(What does the character want or what is the character’s goal?),
(What is the problem in the story or what is keeping the character from his/her goal?),
(What is the solution to the problem or how does the character reach his/her goal?),
… (How does the story end?)
Your story should also include at least
of the fourteen devices listed below:
Kinds of Characters
A response at this level responds directly to the prompt and addresses all parts of the task.
Response correctly incorporates 5 or more devices.
A response at this level responds directly to the prompt, though not as specifically, and addresses all parts of the task.
Response correctly incorporates 5 devices.
A response at this level responds to the prompt and addresses most parts of the task.
Response correctly incorporates 4 devices.
A response at this level is connected to the prompt and at least weakly addresses most parts of the task.
Response correctly incorporates 3 devices.
A response at this level is not connected to the prompt, addresses very little or none of the prompt, and is illogical.
Response correctly incorporates 2 or less devices.
This response is fluid and engaging to the point where the reader can focus on and appreciate word/style choices.
The response is fluid (easy to read and follow).
The response reflects gaps in understanding as well as gaps in student’s command of written expression.
This response slows the reader down due to a general lack of control in writing and word choices.
The response borders on incomprehensible or indicates a refusal on the part of the student. Reading this response causes the reader difficulty.
The response provides abundant details/examples. The response is logical and thoughtful.
The response provides sufficient details/examples. The response is logical, but not as thoughtful.
Detail is provided and the logic of the student’s thoughts is understood.
There is some detail provided and the logic of the student’s thoughts can mostly be figured out.
Any detail is irrelevant, inaccurate, or rooted only in personal experience.
This response is free of errors and displays voice and strong vocabulary.
This response contains 1-2 errors. Voice and vocabulary choices were a consideration.
This response contains 3-5 errors. Grade-level vocabulary and limited voice are present.
This response may contain a couple inaccuracies, very little voice, and may display limited control over conventions.
Conventions are weakly handled. There is no attempt to use voice. Information in this response is incorrect or questionable.
Effort is exemplary and commendable.
Effort is above average.
Effort is satisfactory.
Effort is questionable.
Effort is lacking.
Total: __ / 25 points
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