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The 5 Senses Rubric

Content

Name of Student who corrected your essay for content (10 pts) ____________________

Introduction (First Paragraph)

  • The introduction has a topic sentence (purpose) that clearly explains what this essay is about.
  • The introduction provides a brief outline or examples telling the reader what will be found in the body of the essay. For example, you may see a sentence that says, "the sense of smell tells you when your favorite dinner is being made".
  • The introduction has a clear transition into the body of the essay.

Body of the Essay

  • The body of the essay is broken into at least five paragraphs, each paragraph discussing one of the senses.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of sight explains why sight is important.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of sight says that the eye is the organ that detects light.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of sight tells the reader that we only see visible light, which is a small portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of sight explains that vision detects four things: motion, depth, color, and shape.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of sight gives examples of good and bad eyesight, such as the results from the eye chart.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of sight has a concluding sentence that leads into the next paragraph.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of hearing explains why hearing is important.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of hearing says that the ear is the organ that detects sound.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of hearing gives examples of good hearing and bad hearing.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of hearing explains how to detect hearing problems in the middle ear using the Rinne Test.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of hearing gives explains how people who cannot hear can still communicate.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of hearing has a concluding sentence that leads into the next paragraph.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of smell explains why the sense of smell is important.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of smell says that the nose is the organ that detects smell.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of smell gives examples of different odors that can be detected.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of smell compares a person with a strong sense of smell to a person with a weak sense of smell.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of smell has a concluding sentence that leads into the next paragraph.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of taste explains why the taste is important.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of taste says that the tongue is the organ that detects taste.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of taste states that there are four basic taste: sweet, sour, bitter, and salty.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of taste states that food can have more that one flavor.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of taste says that these four basic taste combine to make up thousands or millions of different taste.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of taste explains that the nose is needed to help determine the difference between different taste.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of taste says that some people have a sharper sense of taste than others do.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of taste has a concluding sentence that leads into the next paragraph.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of touch explains why the sense of touch is important.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of touch explains that we can determine the shape, smoothness or roughness, weight, and size of an object by touch.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of touch states that the sense of touch can detect hot or cold objects.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of touch has a concluding sentence that leads into the next paragraph.

Conclusion

  • The essay has a clear conclusion.
  • The conclusion summaries the five senses.
  • The conclusion explains why our senses are important, and how they help us see the world.

Spelling and Grammar

Name of Student corrected your essay for spelling (10 pts) ____________________

NOTE: The same student can not correct your essay for both content and spelling.

Spelling

  • The essay has no or very few spelling errors.
  • The essay has some spelling errors (more than 5).
  • The essay has a lot of spelling errors (more than 10).

Grammar

  • The essay has good subject/verb agreement.
  • The essay is only in the past tense.
  • The essay has no fragmented sentences.
  • The essay has no run-on sentences.
  • The essay does not use the verb "to be" very often.