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iRubric: Six Traits Writing Rubric

iRubric: Six Traits Writing Rubric

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Six Traits Writing Rubric

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Rubric Code: Y5BAWX
Six Traits Assessment keyed to Institute for Excellence in Writing concepts. Scoring level 1 is deleted, and scoring level 2 is renamed "Do Again" to emphasize push for excellence.
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Keywords: 6 Traits, six traits, writing
Categories: Subjects: English  
Types: Project   Assignment   Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8


Powered by iRubric 6 Point 6 Traits - Weighted
  DEVELOPING
2 pts
EMERGING
3 pts
PROFICIENT
4 pts
EFFECTIVE
5 pts
EXEMPLARY
6 pts
Ideas
DEVELOPING

Loosely focused
EMERGING

Generalities and filler outweigh quality detail
PROFICIENT

Quality detail outweighs generalities, filler
EFFECTIVE

Clear and focused thought; strong main idea
EXEMPLARY

Clear, focused, compelling ideas
Organization
DEVELOPING

Hard to follow; needs much re-ordering
EMERGING

Some out of place information
PROFICIENT

Order functional; structure supportive; functional lead and conclusion
EFFECTIVE

Order works well with topic & purpose; strong leads, thoughtful transitions
EXEMPLARY

Thoughtful structure; well-crafted transitions; unforgettable opening
Word Choice
DEVELOPING

Flat language or thesaurus overload
EMERGING

Moments of imprecision; now and then a “gem”

(Missing at least one strong verb, quality adjective or "ly" word per paragraph)
PROFICIENT

Functional, clear language;some promising moments

(Most paragraphs have strong verbs, quality adjectives and sparkling adverbs.)
EFFECTIVE

Precise, vivid, natural language; striking, fresh phrases

(Most paragraphs have more than one strong verb)
EXEMPLARY

Powerful, stunning verbs; you want to read it more than once to savor the words

(Many strong verbs and quality adjectives in piece)
Sentence Fluency
DEVELOPING

Awkward enough to make reader stumble, re-read often

(Relies too much on one particular type of opener)
EMERGING

Mechanical, but still readable; repetitive beginnings

(A few different sentence openers)
PROFICIENT

Some variety in length, structure, beginnings; few awkward moments

(A few different setence openers, attempted transitions)
EFFECTIVE

Easy going flow, highly readable, purposeful sentence beginnings

(Different sentence openers and some transitions)
EXEMPLARY

Skims, sings, dances along like a lively script; easy to read with inflection

(Many different sentence openers and excellent transitions)
Conventions
DEVELOPING

Noticeable, frequent, distracting errors; line-by-line editing required
EMERGING

Noticeable, distracting errors that may affect meaning; errors even on basics
PROFICIENT

Noticeable, but minor errors that do not obscure meaning; needs a good once-over
EFFECTIVE

Minor errors that are easily overlooked; minor touchups
EXEMPLARY

Only the pickiest editors will spot errors



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