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Five Paragraph Essay Rubric Text Evidence 
Essay Title: Vulnerabilities and Strengths of a Character Can Affect the Trajectory of the Story
Rubric Code: K246XWW
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

Powered by iRubric Criteria for Essay
  Excellent

4 pts

Good

3 pts

Fair

2 pts

Poor

1 pts

Introduction/Thesis Statement

Excellent

- Paragraph contains engaging hook that is connected smoothly to the thesis (ex. commentary)
- Correctly worded thesis statement that mentions the three main ideas of the essay
Good

- Paragraph contains a hook that is connected smoothly to the thesis (ex. commentary)
- Correctly worded thesis statement that mentions the three main ideas of the essay
Fair

- Paragraph contains a hook that is not effectively connected to the thesis
- Correctly worded thesis statement that mentions the three main ideas of the essay
Poor

- Paragraph contains a hook that is not effectively connected to the thesis
- Thesis statement is not correctly worded

- Content Missing
Body Paragraph 1

Excellent

- Paragraph contains a clearly focused topic sentence
- Transitions are used
- Contains text evidence that supports the main idea of the paragraph.
- 2 details/explanations are included that fully explain how the evidence is relevant
- Paragraph ends with closing sentences
Good

- Paragraph contains a clearly focused topic sentence
- Transitions are used
- Contains text evidence that supports the main idea of the paragraph.
- 2 details/explanations are included that fully explain how the evidence is relevant
- Paragraph ends with closing sentences

Contains text evidence, but evidence is not strong but is lacking one of the components listed above
Fair

- Paragraph contains a clearly focused topic sentence
- Transitions are used
- Contains text evidence that supports the main idea of the paragraph.
- 2 details/explanations are included that fully explain how the evidence is relevant
- Paragraph ends with closing sentence

Evidence was attempted but not fully explained or is lacking two of the components listed above.
Poor

- Paragraph contains a clearly focused topic sentence
- Transitions are used
- Contains text evidence that supports the main idea of the paragraph.
- 2 details/explanations are included that fully explain how the evidence is relevant
- Paragraph ends with closing sentences

Paragraph is lacking three of the components listed above or no attempt at evidence was used.
Body Paragraph 2

Excellent

- Paragraph contains a clearly focused topic sentence
- Transitions are used
- Contains text evidence that supports the main idea of the paragraph.
- 2 details/explanations are included that fully explain how the evidence is relevant
- Paragraph ends with closing sentences
Good

- Paragraph contains a clearly focused topic sentence
- Transitions are used
- Contains text evidence that supports the main idea of the paragraph.
- 2 details/explanations are included that fully explain how the evidence is relevant
- Paragraph ends with closing sentences

Contains text evidence, but evidence is not strong but is lacking one of the components listed above
Fair

- Paragraph contains a clearly focused topic sentence
- Transitions are used
- Contains text evidence that supports the main idea of the paragraph.
- 2 details/explanations are included that fully explain how the evidence is relevant
- Paragraph ends with closing sentence

Evidence was attempted but not fully explained or is lacking two of the components listed above.
Poor

- Paragraph contains a clearly focused topic sentence
- Transitions are used
- Contains text evidence that supports the main idea of the paragraph.
- 2 details/explanations are included that fully explain how the evidence is relevant
- Paragraph ends with closing sentences

Paragraph is lacking three of the components listed above or no attempt at evidence was used.
Body Paragraph 3

Excellent

- Paragraph contains a clearly focused topic sentence
- Transitions are used
- Contains text evidence that supports the main idea of the paragraph.
- 2 details/explanations are included that fully explain how the evidence is relevant
- Paragraph ends with closing sentences
Good

- Paragraph contains a clearly focused topic sentence
- Transitions are used
- Contains text evidence that supports the main idea of the paragraph.
- 2 details/explanations are included that fully explain how the evidence is relevant
- Paragraph ends with closing sentences

Contains text evidence, but evidence is not strong but is lacking one of the components listed above
Fair

- Paragraph contains a clearly focused topic sentence
- Transitions are used
- Contains text evidence that supports the main idea of the paragraph.
- 2 details/explanations are included that fully explain how the evidence is relevant
- Paragraph ends with closing sentence

Evidence was attempted but not fully explained or is lacking two of the components listed above.
Poor

- Paragraph contains a clearly focused topic sentence
- Transitions are used
- Contains text evidence that supports the main idea of the paragraph.
- 2 details/explanations are included that fully explain how the evidence is relevant
- Paragraph ends with closing sentences

Paragraph is lacking three of the components listed above or no attempt at evidence was used.
Conclusion

Excellent

- Begins with restated thesis statement
- Ends with closing thought that ties the essay together
Good

- Thesis statement is restated
- Contains a closing thought, but it does not go with the essay or tie the essay together
Fair

- Thesis statement is not restated
or
- Contains a closing thought, but it does not go with the essay or tie the essay together
Poor

- Missing the restated thesis statement and closing thought

- No attempt at concluding paragraph or is unclear
Grammar and Mechanics

Excellent

- Contains zero fragments or run-on sentences
- Correct usage of homophones
- Capitalization is correct
- Correct Punctuation
Good

- Contains 1-2 fragments or run-on sentences

- 5 or fewer mistakes on the following: word usage errors, capitalization mistakes, punctuation errors
Fair

- Contains 3-5 fragments or run-on sentences that do not significantly affect understanding

- 6-10 mistakes on the following: word usage errors, capitalization mistakes, punctuation errors
Poor

- Contains 6+ fragments or run-on sentences which makes the writing hard to understand

- 11+ mistakes on the following: word usage errors, capitalization mistakes, punctuation errors
Spelling

Excellent

Spelling is correct.
Good

1-5 spelling errors
Fair

4-6 spelling errors
Poor

6+ spelling errors



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