As the end of my high school career grew closer and closer, I knew it was time to find what I wanted to do in life. Throughout my time in school, one thing has always stayed constant. I loved English. Reading and writing has always been enjoyable for me, and I've always preferred my English classes to any other subject. One other thing I knew about myself was that I loved to share that love with other people. When the opportunity presented itself for me to intern in a freshman English class, I thought it was perfect. It was a way for me to help students grow, and, hopefully, show them how great English can be.
I created the rubric above as part of a learning opportunity provided by this internship. I spend a lot of time learning how to grade student's work, and from that I have learned what goes into a good quality assignment. Mrs. Connie Wessner, our school administrator and leader of the independent study course, creates assignments for us throughout the course to ensure we are learning and taking the experience seriously. For this assignment, the task was to provide evidence of what you learned from your experiences through photos, journal entries, or notes. Because I didn't have any of those available, I decided it would be fun to grade the assignment. This was the best way to showcase my learning, and I had a lot of fun doing it.