Penguins 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Dolphins 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Whales 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Starfish 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Lobsters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Platypus 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
More Animal Research Sites 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11


Finished Early: Start researching one of these animals to make 2 research books!

Seahorses 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Manatee 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Walrus 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9



Class Determined Expository Writing Rubric:


1
2
3
4
5
Sentences
I used only fragments
I used some complete
thoughts and some fragments
I used mostly complete
thoughts and a few fragments
I used complete sentences
(more than 4 on each page)
I used complete sentences
(more than 5 on each page)
Ideas
I did not answer the
topic of the page or I did not
use my own words
I answered only one thing about
the topic on the page or did not
use my own words
I answered only 2 things about
the topic on the page and used
my own words.
I told at least 3 things about
the topic on the page and
used my own words.
I told at least 4 things about
the topic on the page and used
all my own words
Organization
All of my sentences were not
in order
Most of my sentences were not
in order
Some of my sentences were
not in order or I did not write enough
to put my ideas in order.
My ideas were in order
My ideas were in order and there
were enough to tell about the topic
Conventions
I did not use capitals, spell
sight words, leave finger spaces
or use ending punctuation.
I used correct capitalization, spelling
of sight words, finger spaces and ending
punctuation some of the time.
I used correct capitalization, spelling
of sight words, finger spaces and ending
punctuation most of the time. (I missed
only 3-4 times)
I used correct capitalization,
spelling of sight words, finger
spaces, and ending punctuation
most of the time. (1 or 2 times)
I used correction capitalization,
spelling or sight words, finger
spaces, and ending punctuation
all of the time.
Neatness
My paper is wrinkly, my letters
are not on the line, my pictures
are hard to figure out or do not
match the words.
My paper is hard to read, because the
letters are hard to figure out or
it is wrinklky.
My paper is easily read, because the
letters are neat and the pictures match
the animal (maybe they don't match
the page topic).
My paper is easily read and
there are details in my picture
that match the story.
My paper is easily read, my picture
has details about the topic, and it
is not wrinkly.
BONUS
My title page has a title, author,
and a picture.
My title page has a title, author, picture
and somewhere it says expository or
nonfiction.
My title page has all the information in
number 2 and I included an "interesting
facts" page with at least 1 sentence..
My title page has all the
information in number 2 and I
included an "interesting
facts" page with at least 2 sentences.
My title page has all the information
in number 2 and I included an "interesting
facts" page with more than 2 sentences.