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Prompt:

Do the Right Thing Argumentative Essay


Grading Rubric

Do the Right Thing was Spikes attempt to hold a mirror up to society to


use art to express what the director witnessed in the 1980s in Brooklyn,
NYC. Using current events and a work of art or commentary that was
inspired by the events in Ferguson or Staten Island, evaluate the tensions
that led to conflict, a controversial reaction to the conflict, and the
medias response to the controversy. Do the tensions that existed in
Spikes world in the 80s still exist today? Are the tensions that lead to
racial unrest as stark they were 30 years ago? How have things changed
or stayed the same?

Outcome
Argue I
Evidence supports a
strong thesis and
rationale.

CONCLUDE
Infer meanings,
analyze information
and develop valid
ideas based on
evidence and analysis.

Not Yet

Meets Standard
Student answers prompt
with a clear thesis

Exceeds Standard
Student answers prompt in
a strong and clear thesis

Student chooses
appropriate evidence from
sources that supports
thesis statement

Student chooses
appropriate evidence from
sources that supports
thesis statement

Evidence includes:
___ Notes on Do the Right Thing
___ At least one initial negative
review of Do the Right Thing
___ The article In Defense of
Black Rage
___ A film, tv show, youtube
clip that you choose to analyze
___ One other source of your
choice on Ferguson unrest or
Eric Garner tragedy
Forms conclusions that are
supported by textual
evidence.

Evidence includes:
___ Notes on Do the Right
Thing
___ At least one initial negative
review of Do the Right Thing
___ The article In Defense of
Black Rage
___ A film, tv show, youtube
clip that you choose to analyze
___ One other source of your
choice on Ferguson unrest or
Eric Garner tragedy
Form conclusions based on
inferences supported by
textual evidence.

___ Analyze political bias in


the texts that are chosen
(left- right spectrum)

___ Analyze political bias in


the texts that are chosen
(left- right spectrum)

Uses language, content

Use language, content and

BE PRECISE I
Accurately represents
solutions, ideas and
language.

COMMUNICATE

and mechanics to
represent ideas accurately.
Any errors do not take
away from the reading of
your work.

Attempts to effectively
communicate ideas and
conclusions.

mechanics accurately to
progress ideas and
meaning. You have no
noticeable errors in
grammar and mechanics.
Demonstrates a
sophisticated
understanding of course
material.
Effectively communicates
ideas and conclusions.

Make ideas and


information
understood, mindful of
audience, purpose,
and setting.

Do the Right Thing was Spikes attempt to hold a


mirror up to society to use art to express what the
director witnessed in the 1980s in Brooklyn, NYC. Using
current events and a work of art or commentary that
was inspired by the events in Ferguson or Staten Island,
evaluate the tensions that led to conflict, a controversial
reaction to the conflict, and the medias response to the
controversy.
Do the tensions that existed in Spikes world in the 80s
still exist today? Are the tensions that lead to racial
unrest as stark they were 30 years ago? How have
things changed or stayed the same?

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Tuesday

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Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

2.25

2.26

2.27

Aim: How can we


choose our texts to

Aim: How can we Aim: How can we


annotate our texts to organize our text
reveal significance? evidence into an
outline? What
patterns can we
find?
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3.2

3.3

3.4

Aim: How can


we form a thesis
statement based
on our evidence?

Aim: How can we


form a thesis
statement based on
our evidence?

Aim: How can we


Aim: How can we
analyze our evidence analyze our
to support our thesis? evidence to support
our thesis?

Aim: How can we


analyze our
evidence to support
our thesis?

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3.9

3.10

3.11

3.12

3.13

Aim: How can


we finalize our
paper?

Aim: How can we


finalize our paper?

Peer Review

Final Due, present?

Outcome
COLLABORATE

Not Yet
Student is

Meets Standard
Student is on task to

3.6

Exceeds Standard
Student is always on task

Work effectively
with others to
achieve common
goals.

PLAN
Make deliberate
plans, reflect, and
persevere in order
to achieve goals.

off task on
complete assignment on
cell phone
time and respects work
texting,
environment.
tweeting,
facebooking,
taking
selfies,
feeding giga
pets,
tomagotchis,
operating
fax
machines,
etc.
Completes all elements of
assignment on time.
Observed work sessions
and planning materials
demonstrate an attempt
to engage all elements of
the assignment process.

to complete assignment
on time and respects
work environment.
Student is always willing
to help and contribute
feedback to other
students, thereby creating
a collaborative culture!

Thoroughly completes all


elements of assignment
on time.
Observed work sessions
and planning materials
demonstrate a thorough
attempt to engage all
elements of the
assignment process.