Lesson 9: Final Draft (Grading)

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Lesson 9: Final Draft (SB)
You'll need to correctly answer at least 28 of the 35 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: Do I put the facts into my own words?
Question #4: Did I include information about the animal’s appearance, habits, and habitat?
Question #5: Are my topic and choice of words pleasing to the Lord and edifying to others?
Question #6: Does my title capture the essence of my paragraph?
Question #7: Do my first two sentences follow the required “question-answer” format?
Question #8: Did I use no more than two forms of “to be” words? (Change the font color and underline “to be” words in red.)
(is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been)
Question #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: Did I check my “Weak Words” list against my paragraph? (Underline any of these in green.)
Question #12: Did I vary my sentence structure by beginning once sentence with paired adjectives?
Question #13: What is the first word of the sentence that starts with a paired adjective?
Question #14: Did I vary my sentence structure by beginning one sentence with a present (“-ing”) participial phrase?
Question #15: What is the first word of the sentence that includes a present participial phrase?
Question #16: Did I vary my sentence structure by using a simile?
Question #17: What is the first word of the sentence that uses a simile?
Question #18: Did my composition follow a logical, orderly sequence?
Question #19: Did I write concisely, avoiding wordiness? (Cross out unnecessary words or phrases.)
Question #20: Did I write a strong closing sentence that gives a feeling of ending?
Question #21: Did I save my computer files as: Lesson 9 Edited Sloppy Copy, Lesson 9 First Revision and Lesson 9 Final Draft?
Question #22: Did I put my name and date in the upper right-hand corner?
Question #23: Did I underline the title?
Question #24: Is my paragraph five to seven sentences long?
Question #25: How many sentences?
Question #26: Did I indent my first sentence? (If not, draw an arrow to show that you need to indent.)
Question #27: Did I leave margins around my paragraph? (If not, draw a light pencil line down the right
side of page.)
Question #28: Did I skip every other line? (If not, before rewriting, draw a light X on
each line you want to skip.)
Question #29: Did I use good spacing between words and sentences? (If not, draw two vertical lines | |
to separate.)
Question #30: Did I double-check my spelling? (Underline suspected words; look up and change.)
Question #31: Did I double-check my capitalization and punctuation? (Correct any errors.)
Question #32: Did I use complete sentences, avoid run-on sentences and misplaced modifiers?
Question #33: Did I finish and turn in my Lesson 9 Fact-Gathering Worksheet?
Question #34: 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 #35: Turn in your Lesson 9 Final Draft
Allowed file types: doc, docx.
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