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iRubric: Descriptive Essay Rubric

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Descriptive Essay Rubric

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Rubric Code: K5B9CC
Descriptive Writing Rubric
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Categories: Subjects: English  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8


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Introduction 20 pts.
Fair

Fair
Introduction contains a statement but it either does not give accurate and compelte information about the topic or it lacks detail and creativity.
Good

Good
Introduction contains a thesis statement. The thesis creates interest and is fairly well developed. But it is not very engaging.
Excellent

Excellent
Very well-developed introduction wtih a clear thesis statement that introduces the topic and is engaging to readers.
Body Pargraphs 20 pts.
Fair

Fair
Each body paragraph does NOT contain a clear set of details. The examples are not descriptive with sensory details.
Good

Good
Each body paragraph contains a clear topic sentence that focus each paragraph on one point. Details are clear but not well developed. Word sense could be more developed.
Excellent

Excellent
Each body paragraph contains a clear topic sentene that focues each paragraph aound one point. Details in the body paragraph are clear and well developed. Vivid images are seen.
Overall Organization
20 pts.
Fair

Fair
Organization is clear. Some transitions are present, while others are either inappropriate or missing.
Good

Good
Logical progression of details with a clear and effective order. Transitions are present, but they do not enhance overall effectiveness of the paragraph.
Excellent

Excellent
Logical progression of details with a clear and effective order that enhances the essay and provides a vivid description of the topic with appropriate and effect transitions.
Style, sentence flow,tone
and word choice. 20 pts.
Fair

Fair
Writing is clear, but sentences lack variety. The tone is inconsistent and word choice, while adequate coule be better. Word choice does not creat imagery.
Good

Good
Writing is clear and sentences have varied structure. There is consisten tone and word choice is appropariate with fairly good use of sense language to creat imagery.
Excellent

Excellent
Writing is smooth, skillful, and coherent. Sentences are strong and expresssive with varied structure. Consistent and appropriate tone and word choice is used throughout the paragraph. Sense language is used to "show" not "tell" the reader what is being described.
Mechanics 20 pts.
Fair

Fair
A few errors in punctuation, grammar, spelling, and capitalization that, while distracting, the meaning and intent of the paragraph can still be found.
Good

Good
A few minor errors in punctuation, spelling, grammar, or capitalization, but they do not detract from the overall meaning and effectiveness of the paragraph.
Excellent

Excellent
No errors in punctuation, spelling, grammar, or capitalization.



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