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Name:___________________

Class Period:___________________
Date:___________________

Graphic Organizer Rubric

___My graphic organizer has an introduction, list of rights, list of grievances and a declaration.

___My introduction is in uniquely in my own words and communicates a troubled relationship


between the American Colonies and Britain.

___My graphic organizer identifies three rights (enlightenment ideas) in the section beginning
we hold these truths to be self-evident.

___My graphic organizer includes a section where the enlightenment rights are put into my own
words in order to express how the American colonies deserve to be treated.

___My graphic organizer identifies three grievances in the section starting to prove this, let
Facts be submitted to a candid world.

___My graphic organizer includes a section where the grievances are put into my own words as
an example of how Britain has mistreated the American Colonies.

___My declaration of breaking up is uniquely in my own words.


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Structure Graphic organizer Graphic organizer and Graphic organizer Graphic organizer
and break up letter break up letter have and break up letter and break up letter
have an introduction, meaningful content for have meaningful have meaningful
list of rights, list of an introduction, list of content and are over content and areover
grievances and a rights, list of 75%complete. 50%complete
declaration. Content grievances, a
is meaningful and declaration.
complete.

Introduction The introduction The introduction A introduction is There is no


provides a clear, providesastatementof present but does not Introduction.
strong statement of intenttobreakup. maketheintentclear.
intent to break
upwithBritain.

Enlightenment Student correctly Student correctly Student correctly Student cannot


Ideas. identified and quoted identified and quoted identified some locate details with
threerights. somerights. rights. accuracy.

Enlightenment Ideaswereexpressed Ideas were expressed Ideas were The letter seemedto
Ideasinown clearly in students in students own words expressed in be a collection of
words. own words. It was but the word choice/ students own words, unrelated phrases. It
easy to figure out meanings were but it took more than was very difficult to
what the letter was confusing at some one reading to figure figure out what the
about. points. out what the letter letterwasabout.
wasabout.

Revolutionary Student correctly Student correctly Student correctly Student cannot


grievances. identified and quoted identified and quoted identified some locate details with
threegrievances. somegrievances. grievances. accuracy.

Grievancesin Grievances were Grievances were Grievances were The letter seemedto
ownwords. expressed clearly in expressed in students expressed in be a collection of
students own words. own words but the students own words, unrelated phrases. It
It was easy to figure word choice/ meanings but it took more than was very difficult to
out what the letter were confusing at one reading to figure figure out what the
wasabout. somepoints. out what the letter letterwasabout.
wasabout.

Declaration The declaration The declaration states The declaration is There is no


strongly states that that the colonies are present but is declaration.
the colonies have breaking up with unclear.
brokenwithBritain. Britain.