Movie Guide Grading Rubric

Throughout the semester, you may want your students to view several movies. Each movie might have an accompanying movie guide.  As your students watch the movie, you would expect them to listen and watch quietly as they take notes to answer the questions on the movie guides.  Students will rewrite, type, and submit their movie guides online. You, the instructor, will use the following rubric to assess student submissions.

Movie Guide Rubric

Criteria Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Exemplary
Demonstrates content knowledge, understanding and application gained from readings, assignments, movies, and/or course work

Movie guide answers show very little evidence of understanding course content knowledge, or application of content within course framework.

Movie guide answers demonstrate understanding of course content knowledge and application of content within course content framework using prior knowledge and 1-2 examples from course content when applicable.

Movie guide answers include critical thinking and synthesis.

Movie guide answers demonstrate understanding of course content knowledge and application of course content within course framework using prior knowledge and >3 examples from course content and other resources when applicable.

Movie guide answers include critical thinking and synthesis.

Movie guide answers connect course concepts with other concepts in the subject matter area.

Spelling and mechanics Movie guide answers are written using grammatically incorrect sentences and/or have greater than 2 spelling errors. Movie guide answers have one or more grammatically incorrect sentences and/or two spelling errors. Movie guide answers contain grammatically correct sentences without any spelling errors.
Completion of Movie guide answers and timeliness The learner does not complete movie guide answers and/or does not submit Movie guide answers on time. N/A The learner completes movie guide answers and submits them on time.