• Critical Thinking Scoring Guidelines





    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