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Tuesdays with Morrie
Central Idea Assessment Learning Targets: Central Idea Level 6 Directions:
Score 3: After reading Tuesdays with Morrie, look over the list of life­lessons Morrie attempts to teach Mitch. Choose two from the list, or come up with your own, and in a constructed response, explain how to two ideas develop over the course of the text. Be sure to trace the ideas throughout the entire text, not just the chapter in which they appear. Score 4: In addition to the Score 3, in your analysis explain how the two ideas interact and help develop each other.

CENTRAL IDEA L6
4
Demonstrates an understanding of the text by correctly identifying the central idea. 3
Demonstrates an adequate understanding of the text by correctly identifying most of the central idea.

2
Demonstrates partial understanding of the text by correctly identifying an important idea, but not the central idea.

1
Demonstrates little understanding of the text by identifying a detail but not the central idea.

WORK HABITS: RESPONSIBLE
4
Work is turned in ahead of time

3
Work is turned in on time 2
Work is turned in within in the 10­day period 1
Work is turned in after the 10­day
period

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