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RUBRIC FOR FOOD CHAIN EXPOSITORY

 

These are some answers that the student must write for their food chain expository.

  • Plants and animals have an interdependent relationship. 
  • All life depends on the energy from the sun.  
  • Plants are important for all life. 
  • Plants are called producers.  They make their own food and they become food for animals. 
  • Animals get their energy from eating plants and other animals.  
  • The animals that get food from plants are called primary consumers. Some examples of these animals would be insects, mice, rabbits, deer, monkeys, and so on.  
  • Animals that eat animals that eat plants are called secondary consumers.  Some example of these animals would be snakes, ferrets, and raccoons. 
  • Bigger animals that eat other animals are called top predators such as lions, tigers, vultures, or sharks. Small animals are prey for these top predators.  
  • When animals die decomposers such as insects, bacteria, or mushrooms break their bodies down and become part of the soil which in turn becomes food for the plants.

 

Food Chain Expository
CATEGORY Excellent Good Satisfactory Poor
Amount of Information All levels of the food chain are addressed. At least 2 sentences about each. Most levels of the food chain are addressed.  At least 2 sentences about each. Some levels of the food chain are addressed,  1 sentence about each. One  level of the food chain was addressed.
Internet Use Successfully uses suggested Internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance. Usually able to use suggested Internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance. Occasionally  able to use suggested Internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance. Needs assistance or supervision to use suggested Internet links and/or to navigate within these sites.
Paragraph Construction Paragraph includes introductory sentence, explanations or details, and concluding sentence. Paragraph includes introductory sentence, some details, and concluding sentence. Paragraph includes introductory sentence, few details but were typically not constructed well. Paragraph structure was not clear and sentences were not typically related within the paragraph.
Mechanics No grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors. Almost no grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors A few grammatical spelling, or punctuation errors. Many grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.
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