Theory Rubric

English Education Rubric 7: “Theory” Commentary on a STUDENT-CREATED ARTIFACT in an English Course

 

 

Exceeds

Meets Emerging Not Evident Score
  3 2 1

0

7.1

The commentary summarizes the artifact for the analytical purposes of the commentary with clarity, succinctness, and thoroughness.

The commentary summarizes the artifact sufficiently for the analytical purposes of the commentary. The commentary summarizes the artifact but not fully enough for the analytical purposes of the commentary. The commentary does not summarize the artifact for the analytical purposes of the commentary.
7.2 The commentary provides a clear explanation of how the artifact does or does not address an issue or issues of theory, and comments on how the artifact might be interpreted differently in a different theoretical framework. The commentary provides a clear explanation of how the artifact does or does not address an issue or issues of theory. The commentary explains how the artifact does or does not address issues of theory as relevant to English studies in a largely correct fashion, though the artifact analysis may be lacking in depth or thoroughness. The commentary shows little understanding of the artifact and how the artifact might address issues of theory as relevant to English studies.
7.3 The commentary presents a concept of the role of theory in general in English studies, and provides comparisons of two or more interpretive theoretical traditions. The commentary provides a discussion/definition of the role of theory in English studies. The commentary shows some awareness of the role of theory in English studies, though this awareness is not yet fully formulated. The commentary fails to show an awareness of the role of theory in English studies.
7.4 The style and substance of the commentary approach the standards of publishable scholarship. The commentary exemplifies the discourse conventions of literary/rhetorical commentary. The commentary shows incipient understanding of the discourse conventions of literary/rhetorical commentary

The commentary shows little to no understanding of the discourse conventions of literary/rhetorical commentary

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