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Five Paragraph Informative Essay Rubric 
Five Paragraph Informative Essay scoring rubric.
Rubric Code: P246BXC
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

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  Excellent

4 pts

Good

3 pts

Fair

2 pts

Poor

1 pts

Introduction/Thesis Statement

Excellent

Very well developed introduction & thesis statement. They engage the reader and create interest. They contain and/or introduce the process and state the author's point about the process. They also cover the whole process.
Good

The introduction & thesis statement create interest and are fairly well developed. But while they contain and/or introduce the process, they are not very engaging; although, they do cover the whole process.
Fair

The introduction & thesis statement introduce the process, but they either do not give accurate and complete information, or they lack detail and creativity. May not cover the whole process.
Poor

The introduction & thesis statement do not introduce the process. No controlling point about the process is evident.
Body Paragraphs

Topic Sentences & Supporting Details

Excellent

Each paragraph contains a clearly focused topic sentence that relates to the process being described.
Details in the essay are clear and specific, and there are enough details to help the reader see and understand all the steps of process. Concrete sense language is used effectively.
Good

Each paragraph contains a topic sentence that relates to the process being described.
Details are clear and specific, and the steps in the process can be followed well enough to understand the described process.
Fair

Not all paragraphs contain topic sentences that relate to the process being described.
There are details, but they are not very clear or specific, or there are not enough of them to allow the reader to follow the progression of the process.
Poor

There are no apparent topic sentences.Details are either wrong or lacking. They do not seem to relate to the process.
Conclusion

Excellent

The concluding paragraph effectively unifies the essay. It makes a point about the process that is creative and interesting.
Good

The concluding paragraph effectively unifies the essay, but it does not make a very interesting point about the process.
Fair

The concluding paragraph relates a conclusion to the process, but it does little to unify the essay around the steps of the process.
Poor

There is no apparent conclusion or point made about the process.
Organization/Structure

Excellent

Logical progression of details with a clear structure that enhances the essay and provides a clear step-by-step description of the process. The transitions are appropriate and used very effectively to indicate the time order of the steps.
Good

Logical progression of details. Transitions are present, but they do not enhance the overall effectiveness of the essay. All steps are covered and in the correct order.
Fair

Organization is clear. Some transitions are present, while others are either inappropriate or missing. Some steps may be missing or not in the proper order.
Poor

No discernible organization. Transitions are not present.
Cannot discern a logical explanation of the process.
Style: sentence flow, tone, and

word choice.

Excellent

Writing is smooth, skillful, and coherent. Sentences are strong and expressive with varied structure. Consistent and appropriate tone and word choice is used throughout the essay. Vivid sense language is used to create clear images of the process.
Good

Writing is clear and sentences have varied structure. There is consistent tone and word choice is appropriate for the description of the process.
Fair

Writing is clear, but sentences may lack variety. The tone is inconsistent and word choice, while adequate, does not clearly explain the process.
Poor

Writing is confusing and hard to follow. Contains fragments and/or run-on sentences. The tone and purpose is inconsistent and difficult to determine.
The word choice is inadequate and the process is not explained.
Spelling

Excellent

Spelling is generally correct.
Good

Some spelling errors.
Fair

Several spelling errors.
Poor

Many spelling errors.
Effort

Excellent

The students followed all of the directions. The students put more effort into the project than what was required.
Good

The students followed most of the directions.The studdents put good effort to this project .
Fair

The students followed some of the directions.More effort was needed to have a better finish for this product.
Poor

The students failed to follow directions. The students put minimal to no effort into their work.



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