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Descriptive Essay 
Descriptive Essay Rubric
Rubric Code: HXB896X
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8


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  4

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3

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2

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1

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Introduction/Thesis Statement

4

Very well-developed introduction with a clear thesis statement<BR>
that introduces the topic and makes a central point about it. It engages the reader and creates interest. Contains accurate and complete information regarding the topic to be described.
3

Introduction contains a thesis statement.<BR>
The thesis creates interest and is fairly well developed. But while it contains accurate and complete information regarding the topic being described, it is not very engaging.
2

Introduction contains a thesis statement, but it either does not give accurate and complete information about the topic, or it lacks detail and creativity.
1

Thesis is misleading, hard to find, or does not present a compelling argument for the description.
Body Paragraphs

4

Each body paragraph contains a clear topic sentence that focuses each paragraph around one point.<BR>
Details/examples in the body paragraphs are clear and well developed, and there are enough details to create vivid images in the reader's mind with the use of vivid/ sense language that creates a dominant impression.
3

Each body paragraph contains a clear topic sentence that focuses each paragraph on one point.<BR>
Details/examples are clear and presented from general to specific, but they are not well developed. Vivid/sense language is not used as effectively as it could be used to create imagery for the reader.
2

Some body paragraphs don't contain a clear topic sentence or might not have as strong a topic sentence as is needed. There are details/examples in each paragraph, but they might be either unclear or not presented from general to specific. Vivid/sense language is not used effectively, or the details do not create a dominant impression in the paragraph.
1

Many of the paragraphs are missing essential details or the details in the overall essay focus on one sense, when other details could be offered to enrich the experience.
Descriptive Language

4

Writers uses metaphors and similes, paints a picture with their words
3

Writer uses metaphors and similes, is on the way to painting a picture with their words
2

Writer uses metaphors and similes, but not enough to paint a picture with their words
1

Writer doesn't use any or very little figurative language and the reader gets no real sense of what they are describing



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