Midterm paper

Using the provided template, you will create a sample Facebook page from a person or character’s perspective. You may choose from any of the people or characters from the assigned readings in Lessons 1-3. Be sure to focus on using vivid verbs, figurative language, and interesting adjectives as you’ve learned in your grammar lessons throughout this class so far. Additionally, your page should reflect the character’s personality. as related in the text. You will need to support your assertions with at least 3 quotes from the text. You must also include APA citations and a Reference page for any outside sources you utilize.

See attached Midterm Rubric for additional guidance.

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Here are some suggestions, but feel free to write about anyone you’ve encountered in the lesson readings:

Magdalena from Girl in Hyacinth Blue p. 10-20

Maya Angelou in Occupation: Conductorette p. 78-84

Mr. Nuttel Like the Sun p. 191-198

Chig A Visit to Grandmother p. 243-252

Someone who experienced the fall of the Berlin Wall p. 405-406

Weihenmayer in “Everest” p. 452-459

Elie Wiesel “Keep Memory Alive” p. 542-544

If you do not have access to the textbook, you can use these links instead:

Maya Angelou in Occupation: Conductorette http://www.huberheightscityschools.org/userfiles/8/Classes/375//userfiles/8/my%20files/maya%20angelou%20text%20getting%20a%20job.pdf?id=996

Mr. Nuttel in Like the Sun

http://p6cdn4static.sharpschool.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_125641/File/Frazier/Like%20the%20Sun.pdf

Chig in A Visit to Grandmother

https://www.acschools.org/cms/lib07/PA01916405/Centricity/Domain/399/A-Visit-to-Grandmother.pdf

Elie Wiesel Keep Memory Alive

https://sfponline.org/Uploads/66/ElieWieselspeech.pdf

Facebook Template Link

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Rubric Name: ENG2PT1CP: Midterm Examination
This table lists criteria and criteria group name in the first column. The first row lists level names and includes scores if the rubric uses a numeric scoring method.
Criteria
Exemplary
20 points
Proficient
15 points
Emerging
10 points
Developing
5 points
Unsatisfactory
0 points
Criterion Score
Ideas
Wall and Info sections demonstrate understanding of the character and shows evidence of in-depth reading and perhaps even research.
Vivid verbs, interesting adjectives, and figurative language are used to enhance story-telling aspect of page.
Well-chosen photos demonstate understanding of the character’s personality, perspective, and life. The photos add to the reader’s understanding of the person or character.
Wall and Info sections contain information that may be vague or general. There is room for more in-depth information.
There is an attempt to use vivid verbs, interesting adjectives, and figurative language; however, there may not be consistency.
All photos are present, but one or more may not demonstrate understanding of the character’s perspective and personality.
Wall and Info sections contain information that may be only partially correct.
Some word choices is interesting and engaging, but overall, the language is plain and not very engaging.
Photos reflect partially accurate information about the character or person.
Wall and Info sections contain information that is incorrect.
Very little interesting and engaging language choices are present.
Photos reflect inaccurate information about the character or person. They demonstrate a misunderstanding of the character.
Wall and Info sections contain information that does not demonstrate understanding of the character or text.
There is no evidence that the writer has tried to use engaging word choice.
Some photos are present, but there are some missing or the ones that are present are entirely inaccurate with regards to the character.
/ 20
Organization
Both Wall and Info sections are thorough and complete. At least 3 cited quotes from the text are incorporated into the page. Photos are well-chosen and organized appropriately.

Both Wall and Info sections are largely thorough and complete. At least 3 cited quotes from the text are incorporated into the page. Photos are largely well-chosen and organized appropriately.

Wall and Info sections are partially thorough and complete. At least 2 cited quotes from the text are incorporated into the page. Photos are complete but only partially organized.

Wall and Info sections are not thorough or complete. 1 cited quote from the text is incorporated into the page. Photos are not complete and not organized appropriately.

Wall and Info sections are inadequately complete. No cited quotes from the text are incorporated into the page. Photos are not present.

/ 20
Voice
Tone and voice are strongly individual and direct
Tone is well-suited to the purpose and audience
Tone and voice are individual and direct overall
Tone fits purpose and audience overall
Tone and voice are not consistent in terms of individuality and directness
Tone does not conistently fit purpose and audience
Tone and voice possess little individuality and directness.
Tone somewhat addresses purpose and audience.
Tone and voice possess no individuality and directness
Tone does not address purpose and audience
/ 20
Conventions
Grammar and usage are correct
Mechanics (i.e. spelling, capitalization, and punctuation) are correct
Grammar and mechanics are correct overall. Errors are few and do not distract from overall meaning.
Some errors in grammar and mechanics are present. Some distractions from overall meaning present.
A moderate amount of errors in grammar and mechanics are present. Some major distractions from overall meaning present.
Significant errors in grammar and mechanics are present. Major distractions from overall meaning present.
/ 20
Formatting
Three quotes are properly cited using parenthetical in-text citations according to APA guidelines.
Sources are listed on an APA formatted Reference page
Three quotes are cited but not entirely in correct format.
Reference list is provided but not entirely in correct format.
Less than three quotes are cited
Reference list contains less than the requested amount of entries
Some attempt to incorporate quotes and references is evident (i.e. url links provided in reference list; partial in-text citations included)
Quotes are either not present or not cited.
Reference list is not present.
/ 20
Rubric Total Score
Total
/ 100
Overall Score
Overall Score
A
90 points minimum
B
80 points minimum
C
70 points minimum
D
60 points minimum
F
0 points minimum
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