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Commemorative stamps honor individuals for their contributions to society. Many individuals honored by a commemorative stamp include political leaders, civil rights activists, as well as artists and literary figures such as Maya Angelou. Your task is to create a commemorative stamp for an individual from chapter five. This individual may have contributed politically, economically, or socially to society. After honoring your chosen individual by illustrating his / her contributions on a postage stamp, write a five paragraph letter to the U.S. Postal System explaining why your chosen individual should be honored.

 

 

 

 

CATEGORY

4 - Above Standards

3 - Meets Standards

2 - Approaching Standards

1 - Below Standards

Score

Time / Effort

Class time was used wisely. Much time and effort went into the planning and design of the mask. It is clear the student

Class time was used wisely. Student could have put in more time and effort at home.

Class time was not always used wisely, but student did do some additional work at home.

Class time was not used wisely and the student put in no additional effort.

 

Attractiveness

The stamp is exceptionally attractive in terms of design, layout, and neatness.

The stamp is attractive in terms of design, layout and neatness.

The stamp is acceptably attractive though it may be a bit messy.

The stamp is distractingly messy or very poorly designed. It is not attractive.

 

Artwork Relevance

All art work is related to the topic and make it easier to understand.

All art work is related to the topic and most make it easier to understand.

Some art work is related to the topic.

Art work is not related to the topic and does not help the audience understand the topic.

 

Position Statement

The position statement provides a clear, strong statement of the author's position on the topic.

The position statement provides a clear statement of the author's position on the topic.

A position statement is present, but does not make the the author's position clear.

There is no position statement.

 

Evidence and Examples

All of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports the author's position.

Most of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports the author's position.

At least one of the pieces of evidence and examples is relevant and has an explanation that shows how that piece of evidence supports the author's position.

Evidence and examples are NOT relevant AND/OR are not explained.

 

Transitions

A variety of thoughtful transitions are used. They clearly show how ideas are connected

Transitions show how ideas are connected, but there is little variety

Some transitions work well, but some connections between ideas are fuzzy.

The transitions between ideas are unclear OR nonexistent.

 

Closing paragraph

The conclusion is strong and leaves the reader solidly understanding the writer's position. Effective restatement of the position statement begins the closing paragraph.

The conclusion is recognizable. The author's position is restated within the first two sentences of the closing paragraph.

The author's position is restated within the closing paragraph, but not near the beginning.

There is no conclusion - the paper just ends.

 

Support for Position

Includes 3 or more pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position statement. The writer anticipates the reader's concerns, biases or arguments and has provided at least 1 counter-argument.

Includes 3 or more pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position statement.

Includes 2 pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position statement.

Includes 1 or fewer pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences).

 

Accuracy

All supportive facts and statistics are reported accurately.

Almost all supportive facts and statistics are reported accurately.

Most supportive facts and statistics are reported accurately.

Most supportive facts and statistics were inaccurately reported.