• Critical Thinking Scoring Guidelines

     

    Requirements

    Yes

    No

    Topic sentence restates the prompt

     

     

    Organized paragraph

     

     

    8 or more sentences

     

     

    Sentence transitions (e.g. Also, In addition, Furthermore, Moreover, etc.)

     

     

    3 arguments explained in the response

     

     

    Vocabulary terms (underline the term(s) in the prompt)

     

     

    Historical date

     

     

    Names of historical leaders

     

     

    Specific evidence from the map/daily lesson (e.g. rivers, lakes, oceans, states, battles, etc.)

     

     

    Closing sentence summarizes the significance of the prompt