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3-Paragraph Writing/Descriptive and Informative
Rubric Code: B2XWB4C
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12


Powered by iRubric 3-PARAGRAPH WRITING
  4

Your writing was VERY clear

8 pts

3

Your writing was MOSTLY clear

7 pts

2

Your writing WASN'T VERY CLEAR

5 pts

1

Your writing NEEDS MORE WORK

3 pts

Introductory paragraph (Main idea)

What is the most important idea you want to talk about in your paper?

4

Your introductory paragraph is CLEAR and connected to what you will be writing about. It uses differeing sentences and interesting words.
It makes the reader want to read more about Avery Island!
3

You have an introductory paragraph that is MOSTLY CLEAR and connected to what you will be writing about. It uses some colorful words and many of the sentences are different lengths and types.
2

You have an introductory paragraph that is SOMEWHAT CLEAR and connected to what you will be writing about. Your sentences are mostly the same and your words do not paint a clear picture.
1

You have an introductory paragraph that is NOT CLEAR and HARD TO UNDERSTAND. It is not clear what you will be writing about.
DETAILS/FACTS

Did you use FACTS/EXAMPLES/REASONS to support your main idea?

4

You have 4-5 sentences with facts/examples/reasons to support the topic paragraph. You have written about two facts that you learned on your trip to Avery Island. Your sentences are interesting and are different types.
3

Your paragraph has 3 or less sentences with facts/examples/reasons to support the topic paragraph. You have written about two facts that you learned on your trip to Avery Island. Your sentences are interesting and most are different types.
2

Your paragraph has 3 or less sentences with facts/examples/reasons to support the topic paragraph. You have written about one fact that you learned on your trip to Avery Island. Your sentences are interesting and some are different types.
1

Your paragraph has 3 or less sentences with facts/examples/reasonsthat do not support the topic paragraph. You have written about one facts that you learned on your trip to Avery Island. Your sentences are all of the same type.
TITLE/INDENT

Did you add a strong title AND indent your paragraphs?

4

A catchy title AND indenting is complete.
3

A poor title AND indenting is incomplete.
2

There is no title and indenting is incomplete.
1

There is NO title OR indenting in the paragraphs.
CONCLUDING PARAGRAPH

How can you summarize everything you said in your paragraph?

4

Concluding paragraph clearly summarizes your topic. The sentences vary. The reader is excited to visit Avery Island!
3

Concluding paragraph summarizes your topic. The sentences are written in mostly the same way, making the reading less exciting to read. The reader wants to visit Avery Island
2

Concluding paragraph is there, but does not clearly summarize your topic. The sentences are written in mostly the same way. The reader might visit Avery Island after researching for himself!
1

Concluding paragraph is not there or is not clear. The reader is not sure where you want him to go or why.
DESCRIPTIVE WORDS/PHRASES

How can you use new vocabulary and phrases to improve your writing? (Hint: your words paint a clear picture in the reader's mind)

4

You used descriptive words or phrases throughout your writing. It really made Avery Island come to life for the reader!
3

You used some descriptive words or phrases in your writing. 2 or more sentences could have been improved with colorful word choice.
2

There was very little use of descriptive words or phrases in your writing. The facts or sights you wrote about were not clearly described.
1

You did not use descriptive language. The reader was unable to visualize your writing.
CONVENTIONS

Have you used capitalization where necessary ? Do all sentences have correct punctuation? Did you check your spelling?

4

You made 0-2 convention mistakes.
3

You made 3-4 convention mistakes.
2

You made 5-6 convention mistakes.
1

You made 7 or convention mistakes.




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