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Movie Review

Standard 10.1.1
Learn a range of vocabulary appropriate to their needs, and use words and speech to clarify meaning and to interest their audience.
Standard 10.2.3
Read to draw inferences, evaluate effectiveness, compare, analyse, synthesise.
Standard 10.3.4
Select relevant detail.
Standard 10.3.8
Discuss the way writers achieve their effects.
Standard 10.5.1
Write in different styles in order to interest, inform or convince the reader.
Standard 10.5.2
Shows a clear sense of audience
Standard 10.5.3
Demonstrate a sophisticated use of vocabulary and structures.
Standard 10.6.1
Produce writing that demonstrates accuracy in punctuation and spelling.
Standard 10.6.4
Write in well constructed paragraphs

CriteriaExemplary               3Proficient                2Poor                          1
Structure and OrganisationA strong lead with an interesting hook.  Includes title and director of film.
A strong conclusion that sums up your thoughts on the film as a whole.
Good transitional language that makes it easy to follow your thoughts.
There is a good lead but it is functional rather than interesting.
The conclusion ends the piece but it does not really sum up what you think.
Transitional language used inconsistently.
There is little or no introduction.  
There is no or a very brief conclusion.
Transitional language is not used or used incorrectly.
IdeasBrief plot analysis and comment. (10.3.4)
Your opinions thoughtfully expressed on key narrative techniques and film features chosen by the director. (10.5.1, 10.3.8)
You use key quotes from the dialogue to support your point(s). (10.3.4)
The plot analysis is overly long and the writer has not offered many comments of their own.
Some key narrative techniques and film features are mentioned but without expressing thoughtful opinions of your own.
There is a long retelling of the plot and no commentary.
One or two key narrative techniques and/or film features are mentioned.
No personal opinions are offered on choices made by the director.
VoiceThe writing is clearly aimed at an audience and has a strong sense of purpose. (10.5.2)
Your writing is original and distinctive.
It is clear whether you approve or disapprove of the film.
While the writer has a purpose and audience in mind this is not clearly expressed.
It is not entirely clear whether you approve or disapprove of the film.
No indication of audience or purpose.
There is no clear approval or disapproval of the film.

Word ChoiceYour word choice sounds like a film review - it uses the correct terminology and vocabulary (10.6.4).  
Word choice expresses your feelings towards the film. (10.5.1)
There are no wasted words.
Some of the terminology of a film review is used correctly but in a stilted manner.
Word choice does not support your feelings towards the film.
Some sentences do not contribute to the overall quality of the review.
There is little film terminology used, and when it is, is not relevant.
Vague and wordy sentences that mean very little.
ConventionsDemonstrate adequate control of vocabulary, syntax and grammar. (10.6.1)
Writing is accurate in punctuation and spelling. (10.6.1)
There is very little first person used.
The present tense is used consistently to create immediacy. (10.5.1)
Carefully edited.
Some minor errors.
Present tense not used consistently.
First person over used.  
The errors disrupt the fluency of the reading.
Tenses are switched.
Written in first person.