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iRubric: Rubric for Descriptive Writing/Picture Narrative

iRubric: Rubric for Descriptive Writing/Picture Narrative

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Rubric for Descriptive Writing/Picture Narrative built by debbreda

Rubric Code: R26W2C
VoiceThread writing from image for prompt
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Keywords: Descriptive Writing
Categories: Subjects: English  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8

Powered by iRubric VoiceThread Descriptive Writing
Rubric for Paragraphs 1 & 3 of Pre-assessment and Post-Assessment
  Excellent
5 pts
Above Average
4.5 pts
Good
4 pts
Needs Improvement
3.5 pts
Poor
3 pts
Sentence Beginnings
2 pts Sentences have unique beginnings.
Excellent

The writing has: sentences that are crafted skillfully and show an exceptional awareness of sentence beginnings that capture interest of the audience.
Above Average

The writing has:
sentences that are crafted well with some awareness of unique beginnings.
Good

The writing has:
sentences where two sentences begin the same way.
Needs Improvement

The writing has:
sentences where two sentences or more in more than one paragraph begin the same way.
Poor

The sentences begin with the same way repetitively.
Correct CUPS
2 pts Correct conventions, capitalization, usage, punctuation, and spelling.
Excellent

The writing has:
exceptional capitalization, word usage, punctuation including indention of paragraphs, and precise spelling.
Above Average

The writing has:
consistently correct capitalization, word usage, punctuation including indention of paragraphs, and precise spelling.
Good

The writing has:
generally correct capitalization, word usage, punctuation including indention of paragraphs , and precise spelling.
Needs Improvement

The writing has: some errors in capitalization,word usage, punctuation including indention of paragraphs, and spelling.
Poor

The writing has:
frequent and severe errors in capitalization, word usage, punctuation including indention of paragraphs, and spelling.
VoiceThread Descriptive Writing
Rubric for Paragraphs 1 & 3 Pre- and Post Assessment
  Excellent
5 pts
Above Average
4.5 pts
Average
4 pts
Needs Improvement
3.5 pts
Poor
3 pts
Sentence Variation and Formation
3 pts Length and Structure
Excellent

The writing has:
sentences that show exceptional use of sentence variety and complexity of structure.
Above Average

The writing has:
sentences that are skillfully constructed with appropriate variety in length and structure.
Average

The writing has:
sentences that are generally complete with sufficient variety in length and structure.
Needs Improvement

The writing has:
sentence formation errors and/or a lack of sentence variety.
Poor

The writing has:
frequent and severe sentence formation errors and/or a loack of sentence variety.
Word choice
3 pts Descriptive and varied word choice
Excellent

The writing has:
sentences that show exceptionally precise, specific, descriptive and vivid word choice including alliterations or other literary devices.
Above Average

The writing has:
sentences that show consistently appropriate word choices that are generally precise, varied, and descriptive.
Average

The writing has generally varied and descriptive word choice that are appropriate for the image being described.
Needs Improvement

The writing has:
some general and repetitive words that may be inappropriate or ineffective to the image or activity being described.
Poor

The writing has:
general, repetitive, and/or confusing word choices that often are inappropriate or ineffective in describing the activity or image.
Dead or weak verbs not allowed!
3 pts Active verbs only, no forms of be verbs
Excellent

The writing has:
exceptional use of precise active verbs without any "dead" or "weak" verbs.
Above Average

The writing has:
consistent use of precise active verbs.
Average

The writing has: some active verbs that are precise and an occasional repetitive verb.
Needs Improvement

The writing has:
some general and repetitive verbs that are "dead" or "weak" or "lazy" verbs.
Poor

The writing has:
sentences with passive verbs, "dead", "lazy", and "weak" verbs that do not describe activity portrayed in the image.
VoiceThread Descriptive Writing
Rubric for Dialogue of Pre- and Post Assessment
  Excellent
5 pts
Above Average
4.5 pts
Good
4 pts
Needs Improvement
3.5 pts
Poor
3 pts
Lines of Varied Structure
2 pts
Excellent

The writing has:
All lines are of varied structure.
Above Average

The writing has:
Most lines are of varied structure.
Good

The writing has:
some of the lines are of varied structure with people involved in the dialogue.
Needs Improvement

The writing has:
a couple of the lines are of varied structure.
Poor

The writing has:
None of the lines are of varied structure.
Dead or weak verbs not allowed!
2 pts Active verbs only, no forms of be verbs.
Excellent

The writing has:
exceptional use of precise active verbs without any "dead" or "weak" verbs.
Above Average

The writing has:
consistent use of precise active verbs.
Good

The writing has: some active verbs that are precise and an occasional repetitive verb.
Needs Improvement

The writing has:
some general and repetitive verbs that are "dead" or "weak" or "lazy" verbs.
Poor

The writing has:
sentences with passive verbs, "dead", "lazy", and "weak" verbs that do not relate to the conversation.
VoiceThread Descriptive Writing
Rubric for Dialogue of Pre- and Post Assessment
  Excellent
5 pts
Above Average
4.5 pts
Good
4 pts
Needs Improvement
3.5 pts
Poor
3 pts
Easy to follow and understand
3 pts
Excellent

The writing has:
dialogue that is consistently easy to follow and understand between two individual participants.
Above Average

The writing has:
dialogue that is generally easy to follow and understandable.
Good

The writing has dialogue that is somewhat easy to follow and understand between individuals yet has errors that interfere with understanding.
Needs Improvement

The writing has dialogue that is somewhat difficult to follow and understand between individuals yet has errors that interfere with understanding.
Poor

The writing has dialogue that is generally difficult to follow and understand between individuals as well as has errors that interfere with understanding.
Relevance to image chosen
3 pts
Excellent

The writing has dialogue that is consistently relevant to the image chosen.
Above Average

The writing has:
dialogue that is generally relevant to the image chosen.
Good

The writing has:
dialogue that is somewhat relevant to the image chosen.
Needs Improvement

The writing has:
dialogue that is not directly relevant to the image chosen.
Poor

The writing has:
dialogue that is irrelevant to the image chosen.
Correct CUPS
3 pts Correct conventions, capitalization, usage, punctuation, and spelling.
Excellent

The writing has:
exceptional capitalization, word usage, punctuation including indention of paragraphs,commas, quotation marks, and precise spelling.
Above Average

The writing has:
consistently correct capitalization, word usage, punctuation including indention of paragraphs,commas, quotation marks, and precise spelling.
Good

The writing has:
generally correct capitalization, word usage, punctuation including indention of paragraphs,commas, quotation marks, and precise spelling.
Needs Improvement

The writing has:
some errors in capitalization, word usage, punctuation including indention of paragraphs,commas, quotation marks, and precise spelling.
Poor

The writing has:
frequent or severe errors in capitalization, word usage, punctuation including indention of paragraphs,commas, quotation marks, and precise spelling.



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