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5 Paragraph Essay 
Rubric Code: J2X64BA
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12


Powered by iRubric 5 Paragraph Essay
  Excellent

3 pts

Average

2 pts

Poor

1 pts

Not Acceptable

0 pts

Introductory Paragraph

Excellent

This paragraph starts with a strong hook. Thesis statement is clearly the point that will be proven within the essay. Thoughtful transition between the hook to the thesis.
Average

Thesis statement and/or hook are somewhat effective. Transition between the two
Poor

Thesis statement and/or hook is not very clear or effective.
Not Acceptable

Thesis statement and/or hook are not acceptable or not included in the introductory paragraph.
Body Paragraphs

Excellent

All paragraphs begin with a thoughtful transition.All paragraphs help to develop the thesis statement.
Average

Most paragraphs begin with a thoughtful transition. Most paragraphs emphasize the thesis statement.
Poor

Not many paragraphs begin with a thoughtful transition. Not many paragraphs emphasize the thesis statement.
Not Acceptable

Paragraphs are not acceptable. They do not emphasize the thesis and do not use transitions.
Conclusion Paragraph

Excellent

Does an excellent job of restating thesis. The paragraph is a thorough summary of the points made within the essay.
Paragraph has a strong conclusion sentence.
Average

Thesis is restated well. The paragraph is a good summary of the points made within the essay.
Paragraph has a good conclusion sentence.
Poor

Thesis is not restated very well. The paragraph is not a good summary of the points made within the essay. Paragraph needs a stronger conclusion sentence.
Not Acceptable

Paragraph is not acceptable. It does not restate thesis, summarize points made in the body paragraphs, or conclude well.
Grammar/Punctuation

Excellent

Essay has 0-2 errors in punctuation, capitalization, and noun-verb agreement
Average

Essay has 3-4 errors in punctuation, capitalization, and noun-verb agreement
Poor

Essay has 5-6 errors in punctuation, capitalization, and noun-verb agreement
Not Acceptable

Essay has more than 6 errors in punctuation, capitalization, and noun-verb agreement
Effort

Excellent

It appears the student spent a lot of effort getting things right.
Average

It appears the student worked hard on the essay
Poor

It looks like the student ran out of time or didn't give his/her best effort.
Not Acceptable

It looks like the student did not care about the assignment.




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