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Six Traits Focus: ideas & organization built by crivera085

Rubric Code: KA7646
6-trait writing rubric focus is on Ideas and Organization
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Categories: Subjects: English   History  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8

Powered by iRubric 6 Traits Writing Rubric
100 %
  Not yet meeting
1 pts
Minimally meeting
2 pts
Fully meeting
3 pts
4 pts
35 %
Not yet meeting

Digresses from main idea.
Has missing or irrelevant details.
Lacks understanding of the topic.
Minimally meeting

Generally focused on a main idea.
Has limited or unrelated details.
Conveys limited understanding of the topic.
Fully meeting

Remains focused on a main idea.
Uses sufficient details to support the main idea.
Conveys clear understanding of the topic.

Remains focused on a clear main idea.
Uses interesting details that engage the reader.
Presents insight or unique perspective of the topic.
15 %
Not yet meeting

Begins abruptly, or has no opening.
Reflects no attempt to establish order.
Reflects no attempt at making transitions.
Ends abruptly or has no conclusion.
Minimally meeting

Attempts an opening.
Sequence is brief or limited.
Attempts transitions, but most utilize bland or unimaginative structure.
Attempts a conclusion.
Fully meeting

Includes recognizable opening.
Sequence is logical.
Has strong, natural transitions that extend beyond a bland "First...Next... Finally" structure.
Conveys a predictable conclusion.

Includes an inviting opening.
Sequence is logical and effective.
Has strong, embedded transitions.
Conveys a satisfying conclusion.
Word Choice
15 %
Not yet meeting

Uses inaccurate or vague vocabulary.
Uses few active verbs, and verbs used are imprecise.
Uses vague or inaccurate words and phrases.
Minimally meeting

Uses general vocabulary.
Uses general verbs.
Uses familiar words and phrases.
Fully meeting

Uses accurate, general vocabulary.
Uses a mix of precise and general verbs.
Uses familiar phrases with some striking words.

Uses accurate, precise vocabulary specific to the purpose.
Invokes lively verbs that lend power to the writing.
Includes figurative language or striking words and phrases that linger.
Sentence Fluency
10 %
Not yet meeting

Contains simple, repetitive sentence beginnings, structure and length.
Has short, choppy sentences that bump the reader.
Is very difficult to read aloud.
Minimally meeting

Contains limited sentences that vary in beginning structure and length.
Is somewhat fluent.
Is somewhat difficult to read aloud.
Fully meeting

Contains some sentences that vary in beginning, structure and length.
Is fluent.
Can easily be read aloud.

Contains sentences that vary in beginning, structure and length.
Has cadence and flows.
Is a joy to read aloud.
10 %
Not yet meeting

Is bland or uninvolved.
Does not demonstrate an understanding of the audience.
Minimally meeting

Is occasionally engaging.
Demonstrates limited understanding of the audience.
Fully meeting

Is engaging and is designed to hold the reader's attention.
Demonstrates understanding of the audience.

Is lively and is designed to hold the reader's attention.
Demonstrates clear and sensitive understanding of the audience.
15 %
Not yet meeting

Uses incorrect capitalization.
Uses incorrect end punctuation; or omits punctuation.
Makes frequent errors in grammar and usage that affect meaning.

Makes frequent spelling errors that significantly impair readability.
Minimally meeting

Uses inconsistent capitalization.
Uses end punctuation inconsistently.
Makes errors in grammar and usage that may interfere with meaning.
Misspells common words.
Fully meeting

Uses correct capitalization most of the time.
Uses correct end punctuation.
Attempts to write with correct grammar and usage; occasional errors do not distort meaning.
Uses spelling that is usually correct, especially on common words.

Uses correct capitalization.
Uses a variety of end and internal punctuation correctly (ex. apostrophes, question marks, commas)
Writes with correct grammar and usage (agreement, irregular noun forms, verb forms).
Uses correct spelling even of more difficult words.

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