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P-2/3 Prompt

Postal workers are community helpers.

  1. Draw a picture of a postal worker on the job.
  2. Explain how the postal worker is helping in the community.

Scoring Guide:

  1. Student responds to both parts of the task and accurately and completely communicates an understanding of the work of the postal worker depicted in the drawing. Examples might be mail carrier (delivers the mail so that we can get letters, bills, and packages), mail sorter (sorts mail so that it can be delivered to the correct address), or postal clerk (weighs mail, sells stamps to pay for sending the mail).
  2. Student responds to both parts of the task and communicates clearly. The response may contain minor errors.
  3. Student responds to only one part of the task.
  4. Student’s response shows minimal understanding of the work of postal workers in the community.

P-4 Prompt

Community helpers such as postal workers provide services to meet some needs and wants in our society.

  1. Identify two needs and/or wants met by postal workers as they serve our community.
  2. Describe each and explain how this service is important to our society.

Scoring Guide:

  1. The response is complete and shows a strong understanding of the work of postal workers in helping members of our community to communicate. Examples of mail for communication might be letters to friends, business mail (advertising or bills), cards for special occasions, postcards to tell others about our travels, packages (gifts), or magazines. Postal workers may also provide help in emergencies.
  2. The response shows an understanding of ways in which postal workers provide for needs and wants in the community, but the response contains minor errors or misconceptions.
  3. The response shows a limited understanding and/or gives only one example of the ways in which postal workers provide for needs and wants in the community.
  4. The response shows a minimal understanding of the ways in which postal workers provide for needs and wants in the community.