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Journal Writing Rubric 
Rubric for journal entries written for homework and/or in class.
Rubric Code: X246B5W
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Subject: English  
Type: Homework  
Grade Levels: 6-8

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  More Work Needed

1 pts

Getting There

2 pts

Near Target Goal

3 pts

Met/Exceeded Target

4 pts

Quality

More Work Needed

Journal is completely off topic. No personal connection was made.The topic is not clear. No detail or thought was put into content. The reader is confused.
Getting There

The response is not focused. There is no personal connection. The topic is not clear. No descriptive language or detail was used.
Near Target Goal

Responses are adequate. There is a little personal connection. The topic is somewhat focused and somewhat clear. Some, not a lot of descriptive language, or detail. Some details are explained at length.
Met/Exceeded Target

Response is well thought out and well prepared. There is a personal connection to the content. The topic is focused and clear. You have used vivid, descriptive details when necessary to capture the readers attention. Details are well thought out and explained.
Organization

More Work Needed

The journal is not organized. There is no start or finish to your entry. Your explanations are unclear and do not make sense. You have not used transition words. Events are not in any sequential order. The reader cannot understand your entry.
Getting There

The journal is not organized. The start and/or finish to your entry is not clear. Your explanations are unclear and illogical. You have used 1 or 2 transition words. Events are not sequenced in a logical way. The reader has a difficult time understanding your entry.
Near Target Goal

The journal is organized. The start and/or finish to your entry is somewhat clear. Most explanations or events are sequenced in a logical way. Explanations are adequate. You've used some transition words and other writing elements in your entry. The organization has some glitches but overall the reader can understand your entry.
Met/Exceeded Target

Journal is well organized. There is a clear start and finish to your entry. Explanations or events are sequenced in a logical way. Explanations and details and show time and effort. You have used transition words and other necessary writing elements that add to your writing.
Length

More Work Needed

The journal is only 1-3 sentences long and does not show any effort.
Getting There

The journal entry is short and shows little effort put into it.
Near Target Goal

The journal entry is almost the required length. Entry shows some effort put into it.
Met/Exceeded Target

The journal is at the required length. You have given more than the required lenth but maintained high quality. The journal reflects time and effort put into it.
Grammar and Mechanics

More Work Needed

You had numerous errors in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation
Getting There

You had some errors in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
Near Target Goal

You had a couple of errors in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
Met/Exceeded Target

You had no error in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.




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