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iRubric: 8th Grade Writing Rubric

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8th Grade Writing Rubric 
A General Rubric to evaluate 8th grade writing
Rubric Code: J2X8636
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8

Powered by iRubric 8th Grade Writing
  Keep Trying

1 pts

You're Getting There

2 pts

You Got It!

3 pts


4 pts


Keep Trying

I don't understand what you are telling me, the reader. There are no details to explain your ideas.
You're Getting There

You have some details. There is some actions but no explanation. It is a bit difficult to understand your idea.
You Got It!

Specific details are used to tell the story. One or two more may help the reader visualize the story and understand your idea better.

Interesting, specific details are used to "show" what is going on in the story. Details help the reader visualize the action in the story.
Word Choice

Keep Trying

Lacking expressive language. Some ordinary 6th grade words are used but even those are limited.
You're Getting There

Words are ordinary and lack creativeness. Creating a mental image from the words is difficult to do.
You Got It!

Some words are carefully chosen while others seem ordinary or misused. A clear picture is created.

Words are carefully chosen to include specific nouns, strong action-packed verbs, and uncommon adjectives and adverbs create vivid pictures and express clear feelings. All strong words are used correctly.
Sentence/Paragraph Fluency

Keep Trying

Run-ons and fragments are seen throughout the piece. Reading the sentences can be challenging.
You're Getting There

Sentences begin the same. Sentences are shorter and are simple in nature.
You Got It!

Most sentences follow the same pattern but there is some variety. There is a mix between shorter sentences and longer ones.

Beginnings of sentences are varied and there is a mix between shorter sentences and longer ones.

Keep Trying

The writing is unclear so that finding the beginning, middle and/or end is challenging. No transition words.
You're Getting There

The beginning, middle and end are harder to identify and one or more may be missing. Some missing and/or common/repetitive transition words.
You Got It!

The beginning, middle and end are obvious and easy to follow. They appear in a logical order and include the use of story transition words.

The piece begins with a hook or a lead that captures the reader's attention. The middle is logical and the end is appropriate and clear.

Keep Trying

The writing contained more than 12 errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. The errors interfere with the story.
You're Getting There

The writing contained 8-12 errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. The errors may effect the story's meaning or message. Errors make the story difficut to understand-
You Got It!

The writing contains 4-7 errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar-- but the errors do NOT interfere with the story.

The writing contains 0-3 errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar usage.



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