Pennington's English Courses

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Categories of the grade book on Power School:


To what extent does the assignment demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the text or skill?

Organization & Development:

How coherent is the structure? Does the task include an introduction, transitions, and conclusion?

Are claims thoroughly developed? Is there sufficient reasoning, examples, evidence, specifics, or explanation?

Language & Style:

How vibrant, varied and vivid is the language?

How appropriate is the choice of register and style? (vocabulary, tone, rhetorical devices, sentence structure)

Is the text free from grammatical errors?

Does the text use proper MLA formatting throughout (including a Works Cited page when necessary)?


Contributions to discussions, work ethic, and attitude in daily activities

Attendance and tardiness

Respectful of classroom environment and peers