A critical analysis asks students to analyze 1 or 2 specific topics from a text and evaluate the impact of that topic on the work as a whole, as well as the author’s effectiveness in expressing that topic throughout the work. In this activity, students will use the template provided to complete a critical analysis of The Stars Beneath Our Feet. The worksheets can be used as a preliminary way to organize information before a larger paper or on their own, and teachers can scaffold and modify as desired.
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Objective: Form a critical analysis for The Stars Beneath Our Feet.
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| Proficient |
| Emerging |
| Beginning |
The writing is clear and uses complete sentences. The worksheet is complete and correct.
The writing is somewhat clear and uses some complete sentences. The worksheet is complete with some incorrect responses.
The worksheet is incomplete or mostly incorrect.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are somewhat correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly incorrect.