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iRubric: Rubric for Descriptive Paragraph Writing (grades 6-8)

iRubric: Rubric for Descriptive Paragraph Writing (grades 6-8)

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Rubric for Descriptive Paragraph Writing (grades 6-8) built by SmithJT1

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Categories: Subjects: English  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: K-5


Powered by iRubric Paragraph Writing - Descriptive
  Excellent
4 pts
Good
3 pts
Fair
2 pts
Needs attention
1 pts
Topic Sentence
Excellent

The topic sentence is the first sentence in the paragraph. It is a clear statement of the paragraph content.
Good

The topic sentence gives some clarity of the overall connectivity of the sentences present.
Fair

The topic sentence gives little evidence of a relevant topic connecting to the other sentences.
Needs attention

There is no topic sentence presented in the paragraph.
Proof of Description
Excellent

Descriptive words are used to describe the topic and reach the five senses. At least one similie or metaphor was used. The setting was clear.
Good

Some descriptive words are used to describe the topic and reach the five senses. At least one similie or metaphor was used and the setting was clear.
Fair

An attempt at descriptive words was used to describe the the five senses. However, the "sense" language was not developed or a similie or metahphor was missing, and/or the setting was not clear.
Needs attention

Few descriptive words are used and/or no similie and metaphore was present or the setting was unclear.
Organization
Excellent

Paragraph has good organization. The sentences and transitions were well structured. The Paragraph was easy to read.
Good

Your paragraph contained mostly well ordered sentences. with smooth transitions.
Fair

Your paragraph was confusing to read and had limited use of transitions. The events jump around too much.
Needs attention

Your paragraph was hard to read, the events were not organized, and make little sense.
Concluding Statement
Excellent

The concluding statement is the last sentence of the paragraph. It is a clear statement that repeats key words from the topic sentence.
Good

The concluding statement is the last sentence of the paragraph. It is a somewhat clear statement that repeats some key words from the topic sentence.
Fair

The concluding statement is the last sentence of the paragraph. It is not a clear statement and does not repeat key words from the topic sentence.
Needs attention

There is no concluding statement at the end of the paragraph.
Mechanics
Excellent

You did not make any spelling or grammatical mistakes. You included a title and indented the paragraph
Good

You have some spelling and grammatical mistakes. You included a title and indented the paragraph.
Fair

You have several spelling and grammatical mistakes. You did not include a title and/or forgot to indent your paragraph.
Needs attention

It is difficult to read and understand your paragraph, there is no evidence of editing.



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