Skip to main content
iRubric: Middle School Research/ Opinion Paper rubric

iRubric: Middle School Research/ Opinion Paper rubric

preview rubric

 

edit print email Copy to my rubrics Bookmark test run apply to... delete

Middle School Research/ Opinion Paper

  Derived from rubric: Middle School Research Paper
built by besels

Rubric Code: QX92XB7
Research the approved topic and question. Represent you opinion clearly and support it with facts, quotes, and examples. Submit double spaced, 14 point TNR font following MLA guidelines. Include a bibliography citing resources used researching the paper. Paper will be graded on quality of research to support the topic, effective use of information gained through research, credibility of sources, content, grammar and mechanics, and bibliography.
ready Ready to use    public Public Rubric

Directly link to this rubric or embed it on your website:
url:
link:
embed:
Keywords: Research/Opinion paper - emphasis on relevance of research and a well supported opinion
Categories: Subjects: Communication   English   Science   Education  
Types: Presentation   Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8

Powered by iRubric Research Paper
  Advanced
10 pts
Proficent
9 pts
Developing
7 pts
Beginning
5 pts
Quality of research
Advanced

--All information relevant to topic
--Sufficient information provided to support all elements of topic.
--Research in-depth and the beyond the obvious, revealing new insights gained.
Proficent

--Most information relevant to thesis.
--Sufficient information provided
--Research of sufficent depth.
Developing

--Source reliability questionable. Omitted information does not interfere with ability of reader to find the source.
--Some information relevant to thesis.
--Information provided to support some elements of topic
--Surface research.
Beginning

--Source reliability questionable. Omitted information does not interfere with ability of reader to find the source.
--Some information relevant to thesis.
--Information provided to support some elements of topic
--Surface research.
Content
Advanced

--Topic interesting and based on appropriate focus question
--Support for thesis complex, complete, & in-depth.
--Clear and appropriate organization, with effective transitions, introduction, and conclusion.
Proficent

--Topic based on an an appropriate question.
--Support for thesis sufficient, but lacking in depth or complexity.
--Organization, transitions, introduction, and conclusion slightly lacking clarity and/or appropriateness.
Developing

--Topic too broad or narrow and/or a poor topic for research.
--Support for thesis barely sufficient, and/or.
--Organization, transitions, introduction, and conclusion lacking clarity and/or appropriateness.
Beginning

--Topic too broad or narrow and/or a poor topic for research.
--Support for thesis barely sufficient, and/or.
--Organization, transitions, introduction, and conclusion lacking clarity and/or appropriateness.
Works Cited/Bibliography
Advanced

--All sources properly cited in both paper and bibliography.
Proficent

--All sources properly cited in both paper and bibliography.
Developing

--Not all sources properly cited in both paper and bibliography.
Beginning

Not all sources properly cited in both paper and bibliography.
Grammar and Mechanics
Advanced

-- Sophisticated and precise word choice.
--No spelling errors.
--No errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents or tense.
-- No punctuation or capitalization errors.
--Met all style and requirements
Proficent

-- Fairly effective word choice.
--Few (under 5) spelling, punctuation, or capitalization errors, errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents or tense.
--Met most style requirements
Developing

-- Correct word choice.
--Some (5+) spelling, punctuation, or capitalization errors,
or errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents or tense.
-- Failed to meet style requirements
Beginning

-- Correct word choice.
--Many (10+) spelling, punctuation, or capitalization errors or errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents or tense.
--Failed to meet style requirements
Format
Advanced

No errors in Format.
Proficent

Few errors in Format.
Developing

5 or less errors in Formatting.
Beginning

More than 5 errors in Formatting.
FACTS
Advanced

Found three or more examples of facts in the passage and could explain how they were facts.
Proficent

Found two examples of facts in the passage and could explain how they were facts.
Developing

Found one example of a fact in the passage and could explain how he/she knew it was a fact.
Beginning

Could not find one example of a fact in the passage and could not explain how he/she knew it was a fact.
OPINIONS
Advanced

Found three or more examples of opinions in the passage and could explain how they were opinions. Clearly supported by facts and evidence.
Proficent

Found two examples of opinions in the passage and could explain how they were opinions. Mostly supported by facts and evidence.
Developing

Found one example of an opinion in the passage and could explain how it was an opinion. Weakly supported by facts and evidence.
Beginning

Could not find one example of an opinion in the passage or the opinions were not clear or could not explain how it was a opinion. Not supported by facts and evidence.



Discuss this rubric



Do more with this rubric:

Preview

Preview this rubric.

Edit

Modify this rubric.

Copy

Make a copy of this rubric and begin editing the copy.


Print

Show a printable version of this rubric.

Categorize

Add this rubric to multiple categories.

Bookmark

Bookmark this rubric for future reference.
Assess

Test run

Test this rubric or perform an ad-hoc assessment.

Grade

Build a gradebook to assess students.

Collaborate

Apply this rubric to any object and invite others to assess.
Share

Publish

Link, embed, and showcase your rubrics on your website.

Email

Email this rubric to a friend.

Discuss

Discuss this rubric with other members.
 

Do more with rubrics than ever imagined possible.

Only with iRubrictm.


Bookmark this page:   RCampus RCampus   twit this twitter   delicious del.icio.us   digg Digg   facebook Facebook  
Copyright © 2017 Reazon Systems, Inc.  All rights reserved.