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Holes Book Jacket Project Rubric


Front Flap: The student will write a summary of all of the major parts of the book WITHOUT
giving away the ending.

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Summary: The
summary should
include the main
characters, the setting,
the events that happen
in the beginning and
middle of the story and
a question that leaves
the reader wanting
more information.
Quality: The summary
should be well written
and flow logically.

Missing more than 1


requirement.

Missing 1 requirement.

All requirements are


met.

The summary is difficult


to understand; it does
not do a good job of
summarizing events in
the story.

The summary is well


written and can be
understood. The
summary mentions
some ideas that are not
suitable for a summary.

The summary is
extremely well written
and easy to
understand. The BIG
ideas of the story are
mentioned in the
summary.
Fewer than 3 major
spelling and grammar
errors.

Conventions: The
More than 7 major
Between 4-7 major
summary should be
errors.
errors.
free of grammar and
spelling errors.
Back Flap: The student will write an About the Author section for Louis Sachar. Good ideas of
things to include: Where the author lives, if he is married, other books he has written, birth date,
awards won, etc.

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About the Author: The Includes fewer than 5
section should include
facts about the author.
at least 7 facts about
the author.
Paragraph form: Facts Facts are just listed.
should be written in
paragraph formNOT
just listed.
Conventions: The
summary should be
free of grammar and
spelling errors.
Citation: The website
from which information
was obtained should be
cited correctly.

Includes 5-6 facts


about the author.

Includes 7 facts about


the author.
Facts flow well and are
easy to read.

More than 7 major


errors.

An attempt to write
facts in paragraph form
has been made, but
sentences are choppy
and tough to follow.
Between 4-7 major
errors.

No citation is
attempted.

Citation is attempted,
but incorrect.

Citation is correct.

Fewer than 3 major


spelling and grammar
errors.

Front Cover: The student will design a book cover and should include an illustration, the title,
and the author.

Illustration: The
Missing more than 2
Missing 1-2
illustration should take
requirement.
requirements.
up the entire page, be
colorful, represent the
story, and include the
title of the book and the
authors name.
Back Cover: The student will write a book review about the book.

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Review: The review
should include whether
or not you liked the
book, two reasons why
or why not, and who
you would recommend
this book to and why.
Length: 15-20
sentences
Conventions: The
summary should be
free of grammar and
spelling errors.

Overall:

5
All requirements are
met.

Missing more than 1


requirement.

Missing 1 requirement.

All requirements are


met.

Fewer than 10
sentences.
More than 7 major
errors.

10-15 sentences.

15+ sentences

Between 4-7 major


errors.

Fewer than 3 major


spelling and grammar
errors.

The project should be neat and easy to read. It should be obvious that effort was made.

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Neatness: The project
should be neat. This
includes any pictures or
writing. Any work that is
typed should be neatly
glued into place.
Comments:

The project is sloppy


and/or hard to read. It
does not seem like an
effort has been made to
be neat.

3
The project is
somewhat neat. Some
effort to be neat was
made.

5
The project is very neat
and professional
looking. It is obvious
that extra effort was
made to be neat.

Total _____/ 60
Grading Scale:
A= 54-60
B= 48-53
C= 42-47
D= 36-41
F=35 or below