Novel Discussion Board


Divide your nonfiction book into thirds. You will post your 3 responses to the Discussion Board BLOG which is linked in the navigational column to the left.

For each entry please include the author, title, and pages covered.

Scoring Rubric
Criteria
A (23-25) Outstanding
B (20-22) Good
C (18-19) Basic
D/F (0-16) Below Expectations
Critical Thinking
*rich in content
*full of thought, insight, analysis
*substantial info
*some thought, insight, analysis
*general competent
*info is thin and common
*rudimentary and superficial
*very little/no analysis or insight
Connections
*Clear connect to previous or current and/or to real-life situations
*Comments to two classmates' blog entries. Reply shows careful thought given to other students' comments and they reply in a manner that promotes conversation. New reply challenges peers to think critically.
*New ideas or connections
*Lacks depth and/or detail
* Comments to two classmates' blog entries. Reply shows some thought has been given to other students' comments and new reply promotes some conversation
*Limited if any connections
*Vague generalities
* Comments to two classmates' blog entries. Reply shows little thought has been given to students' comments and new reply promotes little conversation.
*No connections
*Off topic
* Comments to classmates' blog entries are not submitted
Uniqueness
*New ideas
*New connections
*made with depth and detail
*New ideas or connections
*Lacks depth and/or detail
*Few if any new ideas/connections
*Rehash or summarize other posts
*No new ideas
*”I agree with” statements
Style
*Few grammar or stylistic errors
*Several grammar or stylistic errors
*Obvious grammar or stylistic errors
*Errors interfere with content
*Glaring grammar or stylistic errors
*Hard to understand
Discussion #1:

Post a 250-300 word response to the blog. There are a number of ways to approach these open-ended posts: consider the reading in relation to its historical, social, or theoretical context; write about an aspect of the reading that you don’t understand or something that jars/shocks you; formulate an insightful question or two about the reading and then attempt to answer your own questions; comment on something you found humorous, explaining why you found it funny; then, respond to two other students’ posts, building upon it, disagreeing with it, or re-thinking it.