Life on the Prairie Rubric

Scoring Guide
4

Exemplary

Student:

  • navigates the website with ease, quickly gathering an abundance of information about household items common to prairie families of the 1800s.
  • lists at least three pieces of furniture and makes at least three comparisons to modern-day items.
  • makes and is able to share personal judgments about prairie life, supporting each judgment with valid reasoning.
3

Competent

Student:

  • navigates the website with guidance and gathers some information about household items common to prairie families of the 1800s.
  • lists at least two pieces of furniture and makes at least two comparisons to modern-day items.
  • makes and is able to share personal judgments about prairie life.
2

Developing

Student:

  • navigates the website with peer or teacher guidance, gathering a little information about household items common to prairie families of the 1800s.
  • lists one piece of furniture and makes only one comparison to modern-day items.
  • makes judgments about prairie life, but has difficulty explaining or supporting them.
1

Emerging

Student:

  • has difficulty navigating the website and gathering information about household items common to prairie families of the 1800s.
  • is unable to list any pieces of furniture and makes no comparisons to modern-day items.
  • is unable to make or support judgments about prairie life.


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