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Argumentative Writing 
This lesson will help students map out their argument essay after they have identified a topic. Students will learn the three basic components of constructing an argument: stating a claim, listing reasons, and providing evidence.
Rubric Code: U2287C4
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8


Powered by iRubric Argumentative writing
  Excellent

4 pts

Good

3 pts

Fair

2 pts

Poor

1 pts

Thesis Statement and Conclusion

Excellent

Thesis statement answers the questions completely and clearly. Conclusion restates main point and explains it’s significance to the fullest extent.
Good

Thesis statement answers most of the questions and is done so clearly. Conclusion restates main point and explains it’s significance.
Fair

Thesis statement does not answer the questions completely and clearly. Conclusion restates main point but lacks explanation of it’s significance.
Poor

Thesis statement is not included and/or lacks answering questions completely and clearly. Conclusion is not included and there is lack of topical significance.
Organization and Structure

Excellent

Essay is well organized. The purpose of each paragraph is clear, with strong topic sentences linked to thesis. Content is consistent and appropriate to topic. Paper is organized logically.
Good

Essay is well organized. The purpose of each paragraph is mostly clear, with good topic sentences linked to thesis. Content is slightly inconsistent but appropriate to topic. Paper is organized logically.
Fair

Essay is not well organized. The purpose of each paragraph is somewhat clear, with poor topic sentences linked to thesis. Content is inconsistent but related to topic. Paper lacks organizational structure.
Poor

Essay is not well organized. The purpose of each paragraph is unclear, with poor topic sentences not linked to thesis. Content is inconsistent and in related to topic. Paper lacks organizational structure and academic language.
Content

Excellent

Evidence in support of thesis is accurate, topic related and relevant. Essay clearly and effectively explains how particular examples support thesis statement. Strong arguments are made with at least three pieces of effort supported for each.
Good

Evidence is mostly in support of thesis and is accurate, somewhat topic related and relevant. Essay is mostly clear and effectively explains how particular examples support thesis statement. Good arguments are made with at least two pieces of effort supported for each.
Fair

Evidence is not in support of thesis and is somewhat accurate, not consistently topic related and relevant. Essay does not clearly and effectively explain how particular examples support thesis statement. Poor arguments are made with only one piece of effort supported for each.
Poor

Evidence is not in support of thesis and is somewhat accurate, not consistently topic related and relevant. Essay does not clearly and effectively explain how particular examples support thesis statement. Poor arguments are made with only one piece of effort supported for each.




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