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Writer's Workshop Open Ended 1 
Guidelines for scoring an expository essay.
Rubric Code: GXXW8W3
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

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  Not there yet

2 pts

Working on it

3 pts

Strong

4 pts

Mastering

5 pts

Claim
5 pts

Is the author's purpose clearly stated and does it include the 3 elements that will be developed within the body of the essay.

Not there yet

Claim is not clear
Working on it

Claim is present, but does include the 3 elements that support the essential question or prompt.
Strong

Claim is present, but not clearly written, with the 3 elements that support the essential question or prompt.
Mastering

Claim is present and clear with three elements that support the essential question or prompt.
Evidence
5 pts

Does each detail support, or tell more about the topic?

Not there yet

The details do not support the main idea of the paragraph.
Working on it

Some of the quotes support the main idea of the paragraph, but there are some that do not. But there is no follow up analysis.(Warrant)
Strong

Each quote supports the main idea of the paragraph.
(Warrant)
Quote Analysis just restates what the quote is saying.
Mastering

Each quote supports, or tells more about the main idea of the paragraph.
(warrant)
Follow up analysis provides additional support.
Transition Sentence(Linking words)
5 pts

Do linking words, or transition words, connect details so that the paragraph reads smoothly?

Not there yet

Transitions are not present or do not effectively direct readers from one example to the next.
Working on it

Transitions are present but do not effectively direct readers from one example to the next. They may be basic
Strong

Transitions are present and direct readers from one example to the next though do not include ideas from both paragraphs
Mastering

Transitions are present and effectively direct readers from one example to the next. They exhibit sophistication on the part of the writer. Include ideas from both paragraphs.
Word choice and voice
5 pts

Does the writer use vocabulary appropriate to the topic?

Not there yet

Word usage is not appropriate for the essay.
Working on it

Some word usage is appropriate, some not.
Strong

Word usage is appropriate
Mastering

Word usage is appropriate for the essay and reflects sophistication on the part of the writer.
Grammar and Mechanics
5 pts

Does the paper indicate that the writer has control of the rules of spelling, grammar and mechanics?

Not there yet

The paragraph contains 6 or more errors in usage, spelling and mechanics
Working on it

The paragraph contains 3 to 5 errors in usage, spelling and mechanics
Strong

The paragraph contains 1 or 2 errors in usage, spelling and mechanics
Mastering

The paragraph contains no errors in usage, spelling, and mechanics
Due date
2 pts

Is the final draft handed in on the due date?

Not there yet

more than 1 day late
Working on it

1 day late
Strong

handed in on the due, but after class
Mastering

handed in on the due date at the beginning of class
MLA format
2 pts

Paper is formatted using the proper MLA Heading

Not there yet
Working on it
Strong
Mastering



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