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AP Grade 11 Summer Reading Rubric

Category Fully Meets Expectations (3) Somewhat Meets Expectations (2)  Does not Meet Expectations (1)
Ideas/ Content

Entries demonstrate evidence of thoughtful reflection about what student is reading.  The entries include original ideas and insight and are not merely summaries.  The ideas show deep thinking about the text and are clearly articulated to the reader. 

The entries demonstrate a thorough discussion of the beginning, middle, and end of the book.

Entries demonstrate evidence of reflection about what student is reading.  The entries include some original ideas and insight and are not summaries of plot.  The ideas show some thoughtfulness about the text and are clear to the reader. 

The entries demonstrate a fairly thorough discussion of the beginning, middle, and end of the book.

Entries demonstrate some of the following:

Show little reflection about what the student has read

Are mere plot summaries

Are not clearly articulated to the reader

Do not demonstrate a thorough discussion of the beginning, middle, and end of the book

Evidence from the Book At least Three quotations have been well-integrated and thoroughly explained in each entry.  Citations include the page(s) on which the quotes are found. Three quotations have not been well-integrated or explained fully and/or only two quotations have been included and explained in each entry.  Citations may or may not be included. Direct quotations are included in a cursory fashion and/or quotations have not been integrated into entries.  Citations are missing.
Presentation Presentation is clear.  No grammatical or structural flaws interfere with the reader’s ability to understand the entries. Each entry is titled with the appropriate page numbers or chapter titles and the appropriate prompt.  Each entry is 1 ½ - 2 typed pages in length. Presentation is mostly clear.  Grammatical and/or structural flaws may occasionally interfere with the reader’s ability to understand the entries. Some entries may lack page numbers or chapter titles and the appropriate prompt.  Some entries may exceed two typed pages in length and/or may be under length to the detriment of topic development. Presentation is careless and/or unclear.  Grammatical and/or structural flaws interfere with the reader’s ability to understand the entries.  Entries may lack page numbers or chapter titles and the appropriate prompt.  Entries may exceed two typed pages in length and/or are under length to the detriment of topic development.