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Persuasive Essay
Persuasive Essay
Rubric Code: A5482C
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8


Powered by iRubric Persuasive Essay
  A

4 pts

B

3 pts

C

2 pts

D

1 pts

Persuasiveness

A

Thesis is clear and Persuasive.
Argument is sound and supported by evidence.
Three supporting paragraphs contain evidence to support the thesis.
B

Thesis is somewhat clear and persuasive.
Argument and evidence is somewhat weak.
Three supporting paragraphs do not support thesis.
C

Thesis is weak.
Argument and evidence is weak/does not connect to thesis.
Supporting paragraphs do not support thesis.
D

No thesis.
Argument and evidence to not connect or support one point.
Supporting paragraphs are disconnected.
Organization

A

Essay is clearly organized.
Has clear paragraphs
Has strong thesis.
Has three well-supported body paragraphs.
Has clear topic and concluding paragraphs.
Has a good "grabber" sentence.
B

Essay is organized.
Paragraphing is clear.
Has a grabber sentence.
Has a good thesis.
Has moderately supported body paragraphs. Has a topic and concluding paragraph.
Has a grabber sentence.
C

Essay has some order and needs revision.
Attempts to use paragraphs.
Attempts an attention-grabber sentence.
Body paragraphs are not well supported.
Topic and concluding paragraphs are weak.
Grabber sentence is weak.
D

Thesis is very weak.
Has very weak paragraphing.
Has very weak structure.
Has no topic sentence.
Has no grabber sentence.
Vocabulary and Voice

A

Uses many vocabulary words.
No spelling errors.
Uses unique voice for subject.
Many verbs and adjectives.
B

Uses some vocabulary words.
Few spelling errors.
Uses own voice.
Some verbs and adjectives.
C

Uses few vocabulary words.
Some spelling errors.
Voice does not stand out.
Few verbs and adjectives.
D

Has simple language.
Many spelling errors.
Voice is weak.
No verbs or adjectives.
Fluency and Grammar

A

Writing is logical and fluid.
Many sentences begin differently.
No grammar or punctuation errors.
B

Writing is easy to read.
Some sentences begin differently.
Paper needs little editing.
Few grammar or punctuation errors.
C

Writing has run-ons or choppy sentences.
Paper needs some editing.
Some punctuation and grammar errors.
D

Writing has many errors.
Paper needs much editing.
Many punctuation or grammar errors.



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