Lesson 4: Final Draft (Grading)

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Lesson 4: Final Draft (SB)
You'll need to correctly answer at least 26 of the 32 questions below (at least 80%) to progress to the next unit.
Question #1: Do all my sentences support my topic sentence (no “carrots in my cookie jar”)?
Question #2: Did I communicate clearly?
Question #3: Are my topic and choice of words appropriate for my audience?
Question #4: Does my title capture the essence of my paragraph?
Question #5: Did I choose a strong topic sentence that introduces my paragraph?
Question #6: Did I use no more than two forms of “to be” words? (Change the font color and underline all “to be” words in red.)
is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been
Question #7: Did I choose synonyms instead of repeating main words? (Change the font color and underline repeated words in blue. Replace with synonyms before submitting to teacher.)
Question #8: Did I use concrete words that are specific, vivid, and sensory? (Change the font color and underline vague words in green and find synonyms for them.)
Question #9: Did I check my “Weak Words” list (p. 17) against my paragraph? (Underline these in green.)
Question #10: Did I vary my sentence structure by beginning one sentence with paired adjectives?
Question #11: What is the first word of that sentence?
Question #12: Did I describe my subject’s physical appearance?
Question #13: Did I describe my subject’s expressions and mannerisms?
Question #14: Did I describe my subject’s activity without focusing on the activity itself?
Question #15: Did I write concisely, avoiding wordiness? (Cross out unnecessary words or phrases.)
Question #16: Did I write a strong closing sentence that gives a feeling of ending?
Question #17: Did I save the computer files as: Lesson 4 Edited Sloppy Copy, Lesson 4 First Revision, and Lesson 4 Final Draft?
Question #18: Did I put my name and date in the upper right-hand corner?
Question #19: Did I follow proper format on pp. ii-iii (correct placement/size title, correct font size, etc.)?
Question #20: Did I underline my title?
Question #21: Is my paragraph five to seven sentences long?
Question #22: How many sentences in the paragraph?
Question #23: Did I indent my first sentence? (If not, draw an arrow to show that you need to indent.)
Question #24: Did I leave margins around my paragraph? (If not, draw a light pencil line down the side.)
Question #25: Did I remember to skip every other line? (If not, before you rewrite, draw a light X on
each line you want to skip.)
Question #26: Did I use good spacing between words and sentences? (If not, draw two vertical lines)
Question #27: Did I double-check my spelling? (Underline suspected words; look up and change.)
Question #28: Did I double-check my capitalization and punctuation? (Correct any errors.)
Question #29: Did I use complete sentences and avoid run-on sentences and misplaced modifiers?
Question #30: Did I finish and turn in my Observing a Circus Performer Worksheet?
You did this in a prior lesson, so mark this correct.
Question #31: Did I correctly use this Checklist, including filling in all the blanks and using color to underline as directed? (This includes making corrections before I write my First Revision.)
Question #32: Turn in your Lesson 4 Final Draft here.
Allowed file types: doc, docx.
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