21 Formats

I’ve developed 21 visual formats for handmade thinking that I teach my students in order to help them develop more engaged and critical reading habits.

Here are the criteria I use when evaluating handmade responses.

5 points: Excellent representation of the author’s argument, narrative, or compelling idea, including creative and effective balance of images, words, and color; excellent and effective idea development; as well as correct citation and page reference; no errors in sentence, spelling, and usage; adherence to page format for reading response visuals.

4 points: Good representation of the author’s argument, narrative, or compelling idea, including creative and effective balance of images, words, and color; good and effective idea development; as well as correct citation and page reference; no errors in sentence, spelling, and usage; adherence to page format for reading response visuals.

3 points: Same as 4 but with incorrect format for citation, page reference, or page format; or more than two errors in sentence, spelling, and usage.

1 point: Perfunctory visual response; frequent errors in sentence, spelling, and usage; failure to include adequate idea development or citation, or to adhere to page format of reading response visuals.