Writing Rubric

  • Chester UFSD Writing Initiative

     

    Student Name:     ________________________________________

     

    Evaluated by (circle): Student/Peer/Teacher

     

    CATEGORY

    Ideas and Content

    ü  Has main idea/thesis

    ü  Creative, original, interesting

    ü  Has main idea/thesis

    ü  Ideas clearly expressed

    ü  Main idea/thesis is unfocused

    ü  Reader sometimes unsure of topic

    ü  Lacks main idea/thesis

    ü  Reader is confused

    Organization

    ü  Highly organized

    ü  Maintains clear focus 

    ü  Ideas are sequenced

    ü  Transitions are effective

    ü  Organization evident 

    ü  Mostly focused

    ü  Sequence could be improved

    ü  Uses some transitions

    ü  Weak organization

    ü   Lacks clear focus

    ü   Sequence  ineffective

    ü   Uses few transitions

    ü  No organization

    ü  Lacks focus

    ü  No sequence

    ü  No transitions

    Development

    ü  Uses many details, evidence and examples in an interesting way

    ü  Uses some details, evidence and examples in a logical way

    ü  Uses very few details, evidence, and examples

    ü  Lacks details, evidence and examples

    Sentence Fluency/Language Use

    ü  Writes paragraph/s of 3 or more varied, complex sentences

    ü  Uses advanced vocabulary to grab reader’s attention.

    ü  Writes paragraph/s of 3 or more varied sentences

    ü  Uses descriptive adj. and adv  to hold reader’s attention

    ü  Writes paragraph/s 2-3 simple sentences

    ü  Uses familiar nouns and adjectives

    ü  Writes 1-2 sentences paragraph/s .

    ü  Uses same words over and over

    ü  Difficult to understand

    Conventions/Mechanics

    ü  Uses grade appropriate spelling, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation throughout.

    ü  Uses grade appropriate spelling, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation with few errors

    ü  Spelling , grammar capitalization, and punctuation errors interfere with meaning

    ü  Shows little understanding of spelling, grammar, capitalization and punctuation

     

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