When assessing the work on your reader's notebooks, we used these criteria:
You scored 15/20 if you submitted a notebook entry that demonstrated thought and care in completing it.
We chose one category for additional assessment:
One time we chose The Opening scene
One time it was the Closing Scene.
Students earn 3, 4, or 5 points based on the quality of the explanation (especially the significance of the scene).
Students whose work did not show thought and/or care in completion scored fewer points.