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Stevens Institute of Technology

 
The Grapes of Wrath - Using Historic Photos as Literary Symbols

Assessment

Each of the students' responses from the questions in the Student Directions can be used for assessment based on the following sample rubric.

Student Worksheet Questions Score (points)
A. Families Camped Alongside a Road (9 points)
1. The student describes who and what's in this photo and where and when it was taken.
3 2 1
Provides clear & organized explanation using supportive facts from the photograph. Provides clear & organized explanation. Provides minimal explanation with little details.
____/3
2. The student describes a possible story for the picture.
3 2 1
Provides clear & organized explanation using supportive facts from the photograph. Provides clear & organized explanation. Provides minimal explanation with little details.
____/3
3. The student identifies and describes the moment/scene from the novel with corresponding page number.
3 2 1
Includes all three of the following: identifies scene, describes scene, cites page number. Includes two of the following: identifies scene, describes scene, cites page number. Includes one of the following: identifies scene, describes scene, cites page number.
____/3
B. Abandoned Farm (9 points)
1. The student describes who and what's in this photo and where and when it was taken.
3 2 1
Provides clear & organized explanation using supportive facts from the photograph. Provides clear & organized explanation. Provides minimal explanation with little details.
____/3
2. The student describes a possible story for the picture.
3 2 1
Provides clear & organized explanation using supportive facts from the photograph. Provides clear & organized explanation. Provides minimal explanation with little details.
____/3
3. The student identifies and describes the moment/scene from the novel with corresponding page number.
3 2 1
Includes all three of the following: identifies scene, describes scene, cites page number. Includes two of the following: identifies scene, describes scene, cites page number. Includes one of the following: identifies scene, describes scene, cites page number.
____/3
C. Create a Grapes of Wrath Report Album (18 points)
The students' report albums can be assessed based on the following scale:
 - Title page with scene identified: ___/3
 - Five photos selected illustrating scene with corresponding text passages, page number(s), and appropriate citation in MLA format ___/15
Total: ____/36

(Photos & documents have been digitally archived by the Library of Congress American Memory Project)


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