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iRubric: Persuasive Essay: Should School Be Year-Round rubric

iRubric: Persuasive Essay: Should School Be Year-Round rubric

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Persuasive Essay: Should School Be Year-Round built by kdbranno

Rubric Code: C3C45X
This rubric will be designed for upper elementary students who are just learning about persuasive essays. They have written many essays already throughout the year, so the basic structure of the paper should be familiar.
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Categories: Subjects: English  
Types: Homework  
Grade Levels: K-5, 6-8

Powered by iRubric Persuasive Essay
  Poor
1 pts
Satisfactory
2 pts
Good
3 pts
Excellent
4 pts
Attention Graber
Poor

The introductory paragraph is not interesting AND is not relevant to the topic.
Satisfactory

The author has an interesting introductory paragraph but the connection to the topic is not clear.
Good

The introductory paragraph has a hook or attention grabber, but it is weak, rambling or inappropriate for the audience.
Excellent

The introductory paragraph has a strong hook or attention grabber that is appropriate for the audience. This could be a strong statement, a relevant quotation, statistic, or question addressed to the reader.
Position Statement
Poor

There is no position statement.
Satisfactory

A position statement is present, but does not make the author's position clear.
Good

The position statement provides a clear statement of the author's position on the topic.
Excellent

The position statement provides a clear, strong statement of the author's position on the topic.
Support for Position
Poor

Includes 1 or fewer pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences).
Satisfactory

Includes 2 pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position statement.
Good

Includes 3 or more pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position statement.
Excellent

Includes 3 or more pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position statement. The writer anticipates the reader's concerns, biases or arguments and has provided at least 1 counter-argument.
Evidence and Examples
Poor

Evidence and examples are NOT relevant AND/OR are not explained.
Satisfactory

At least one of the pieces of evidence and examples is relevant and has an explanation that shows how that piece of evidence supports the author's position.
Good

Most of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports the author's position.
Excellent

All of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports the author's position.
Sequencing
Poor

Many of the support details or arguments are not in an expected or logical order, distracting the reader and making the essay seem very confusing.
Satisfactory

A few of the support details or arguments are not in an expected or logical order, distracting the reader and making the essay seem a little confusing.
Good

Arguments and support are provided in a fairly logical order that makes it reasonably easy to follow the author's train of thought.
Excellent

Arguments and support are provided in a logical order that makes it easy and interesting to follow the author's train of thought.
Closing Paragraph
Poor

There is no conclusion - the paper just ends.
Satisfactory

The author's position is restated within the closing paragraph, but not near the beginning.
Good

The conclusion is recognizable. The author's position is restated within the first two sentences of the closing paragraph.
Excellent

The conclusion is strong and leaves the reader solidly understanding the writer's position. Effective restatement of the position statement begins the closing paragraph.
Grammar and Spelling
Poor

Author makes more than 15 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.
Satisfactory

Author makes 10-15 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.
Good

Author makes 5-10 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.
Excellent

Author makes little or no errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.
Deadline
Poor

Author turned in the essay 3 or more days afer it was due.
Satisfactory

Author turned in the essay 2 days after it was due.
Good

Author turned in the essay 1 day after it was due.
Excellent

Author turned in the essay on or before the day it was due.



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