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The Odyssey Creative Writing Assignment
The Odyssey Creative Writing Assignment
Criteria Ratings Pts
Poem Topic
The poem is clearly based on the Odyssey Books 2-3.
threshold: pts
10 pts
Exemplary
The poem follows the directions given.
8 pts
Developing
The poem follows the directions slightly but may miss some critical parts.
6 pts
Insufficient
The poem disregards the directions.
pts
10 pts
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Length and Organization
The poem clearly follows the structure of an epic poem, is easy to read, and is at least one to two stanzas in length.
threshold: pts
30 pts
Exemplary
The poem is at least one to two stanzas in length and follows the criteria for a poem.
24 pts
Developing
The poem is slightly short or missing some components of an epic poem.
18 pts
Insufficient
The poem length is markedly too short and may be missing major components of an epic poem.
pts
30 pts
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Knowledge of the Odyssey
The poem clearly demonstrates the student's understanding of the character(s) of the Odyssey and includes details from the epic poem.
threshold: pts
50 pts
Exemplary
The creative writing clearly demonstrates knowledge of the events and background information of the Odyssey.
40 pts
Developing
The poem somewhat displays knowledge of the Odyssey and its background.
30 pts
Insufficient
The poem does not display any familiarity with the Odyssey's plot or characters.
pts
50 pts
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Creativity
The poem is an original work based on the Odyssey but does not copy large sections of the epic poem.
threshold: pts
10 pts
Exemplary
The student's poem is original and creative. It displays knowledge of the Odyssey without copying it.
8 pts
Developing
The poem is somewhat original and creative but may borrow from the Odyssey too much.
0 pts
Insufficient or missing
The poem includes mostly copied lines from the Odyssey or another source and is not original to the student.
pts
10 pts
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Total Points: 100 out of 100