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    My Persuasive Multi-Media Essay


    Teacher Name: Mr. Tsoulos


    Student Name:     ________________________________________

CATEGORY
4 - Above Standards
3 - Meets Standards
2 - Approaching Standards
1 - Below Standards
Score
Attention Grabber
The introductory video slide has a strong hook or attention grabber that is appropriate for the audience. This could be a strong statement, a relevant quotation, statistic, or question addressed to the viewer.
The introductory paragraph has a hook or attention grabber, but it is weak, rambling or inappropriate for the audience.
The author has an interesting introductory paragraph but the connection to the topic is not clear.
The introductory paragraph is not interesting AND is not relevant to the topic.
 
Thesis Slide
This slide must strongly establish your point of view, where you stand! A thesis is the argument you are making in the video.
This slide establishes your point of view - where you stand! A thesis is your topic, plus your point of view about the topic.
This slide somewhat establishes your point of view - where you stand! A thesis is your topic, plus your point of view about the topic.
This slide does not establish a thesis and/or a point of view about the topic.
 
Support for Position
Includes 4 or more pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, etc.) that support the thesis statement. The writer anticipates the reader's concerns, biases or arguments and has provided at least 1 counter-argument. Only 1 fact per slide please!!!
Includes 3 or more pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the thesis statement.
Includes 2 pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the thesis statement.
Includes 1 or fewer pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences).
 
Closing paragraph
The conclusion is strong and leaves the viewer solidly understanding the writer's position. Effective restatement of the position statement begins the closing paragraph.
The conclusion is recognizable. The author's position is restated within the first two sentences of the closing paragraph.
The author's position is restated within the closing paragraph, but not near the beginning.
There is no conclusion - the paper just ends.
 
Music
Music must establish a strong thematic connection with the topic. Select a strong piece of music that will suit the tone of your argument.
Music establish a thematic connection with the topic.
Music somewhat establishes a strong thematic connection with the topic.
Music hardly establishes a strong thematic connection with the topic.
 


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