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iRubric: Persuasive Writing - Grade 4 and 5 rubric

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Persuasive Writing - Grade 4 and 5 
Students write an essay to convince an audience to their side of and argument.
Rubric Code: L225W4B
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Subject: Education  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: K-5


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1 pts

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2 pts

***

3 pts

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4 pts

Focus/Ideas
25 %

*

My opinion is unclear/unfocused; my 3 reasons do not support my opinion; I have not given any examples for my 3 reasons.
**

My opinion is somewhat unclear; my 3 reasons are related to my opinion; I have given fewer than 3 examples for my 3 reasons.
***

My opinion is clear; my 3 reasons support my opinion; I have given 3 examples for my 3 reasons (1 example per reason).
****

My opinion is clear and strong; my 3 reasons support my opinion and are supported by 3 clear examples/pieces of evidence (1 example per reason).
Organization
25 %

*

My introduction is unrelated and my 3 reasons are not stated; my 3 reasons are very briefly developed; my conclusion is unfocused.
**

My introduction states my opinion but my 3 reasons are only partially stated; my 3 reasons are partially developed; my conclusion lacks a strong focus.
***

My introduction states my opinion and briefly states my 3 supporting reasons; my 3 reasons are developed; my conclusion restates my position.
****

My introduction strongly states my opinion and briefly states my 3 reasons; my 3 reasons are developed; my conclusion restates my opinion in an interesting/convincing way.
Word Choice
10 %

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I didn't use any interesting vocabulary.
**

I tried using 1 or 2 interesting words.
***

I used some interesting vocabulary which supports my opinion.
****

I used interesting vocabulary that supports my opinion and makes the writing more inviting.
Grammar, Mechanics, and Spelling
15 %

*

My writing contains many punctuation, spelling, and/or grammatical errors that make the piece illegible.
**

My writing contains many punctuation, spelling, and/or grammatical errors that interfere with meaning.
***

My writing contains several errors in punctuation, spelling, or grammar that do not interfere with meaning.
****

My writing contains few, if any punctuation, spelling, or grammatical errors
Attention to Audience
10 %

*

My argument does not
seem to target any
particular audience; I don't take others into account.
**

My argument
demonstrates some understanding of the potential audience; I try to take others' opinions into account.
***

My argument demonstrates a clear understanding of the potential audience; I take others' opinions into account.
****

My argument demonstrates a clear understanding
of the potential
audience and anticipates
counterarguments; I take others' opinions into account.










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