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iRubric: Rubric for Paragraph Writing

iRubric: Rubric for Paragraph Writing

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Rubric for Paragraph Writing

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Rubric Code: K45943
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Keywords: paragraph, general, first writing
Categories: Subjects: English  
Types: Writing  
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Powered by iRubric Paragraph Writing
  Excellent
4 pts
Good
3 pts
Fair
2 pts
Poor
1 pts
Topic Sentence
Excellent

The topic sentence is the first sentence in the paragraph. It is a clear statement of the paragraph content.
Good

The topic sentence is the last sentence in the paragraph. It gives some clarity of the overall connectivity of the sentences present.
Fair

The topic sentence is not the first or last sentence in the paragraph. There is some evidence of a relevant topic connecting sentences.
Poor

There is no topic sentence presented in the paragraph.
Support/Details
Excellent

Topic is supported by many specific details.
Good

Topic is supported by a few specific details.
Fair

Topic is supported by general statements.
Poor

There is a slight attempt at support.
Logical Order
Excellent

Paragraph has good organization, events are logically ordered, sharp sense of beginning and end. Correct transition words or phrases are used.
Good

Paragraph is organized, events somewhat jump around. Some transition words/phrases are used.
Fair

Paragraph has some organization, events jump around, start and end are unclear. Transition words/phrases do not always match logical order type.
Poor

Paragraph is not organized, events make no sense. No use of transition words/phrases.
Concluding Statement
Excellent

The concluding statement is the last sentence of the paragraph. It is a clear statement that repeats key words from the topic sentence.
Good

The concluding statement is the last sentence of the paragraph. It is a somewhat clear statement that repeats some key words from the topic sentence.
Fair

The concluding statement is the last sentence of the paragraph. It is not a clear statement and does not repeat key words from the topic sentence.
Poor

There is no concluding statement at the end of the paragraph.
Format/Neatness
Excellent

Typed. Follows accepted standard formatting guidelines and is the requested length.
Good

Legible writing, well-formed characters, and clean. Paragraph is the requested length.
Fair

Legible writing, some ill-formed letters, print too small or too large. Paragraph is under the requested length.
Poor

Illegible writing. Does not follow acceptable formatting guidelines. Paragraph is under the requested length.
Conventions
Excellent

Writing evidences understanding of proper grammar and use of punctuation throughout. Minimal spelling errors.
Good

Writing contains one or two consistent grammatical errors or incorrect uses of punctuation. Most words are spelled correctly.
Fair

Many sentences are characterized by grammatical errors or incorrect uses of punctuation. Numerous simple spelling errors.
Poor

Writing does not use proper grammar or punctuation. The number of spelling errors significantly detracts from the readability of the paragraph.



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