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Expository Essay-Middle School 
Five paragraph essay
Rubric Code: L2XA2XW
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8


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  Below Basic 1

1 pts

Basic 2

2 pts

Proficient 3

3 pts

ADVANCED 4

4 pts

Score

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Introduction

Below Basic 1

Introduction does not include a hook and/or thesis statement.
Basic 2

Introduction has a boring hook and unclear thesis statement.
Proficient 3

Introduction has a hook and somewhat clear thesis statement.
ADVANCED 4

Introduction includes an attention-grabbing hook and a clear thesis statment with topic and three main ideas.
Score

Main Ideas

Below Basic 1

Includes only one main idea paragraph. May or may not use transitions.
Basic 2

Includes two main idea paragraphs. May or may not use transitions.
Proficient 3

Includes three main idea paragraphs, but does not use a transition each time.
ADVANCED 4

Transitions are used to move between three main idea paragraphs.
Score

Supporting Datails

Below Basic 1

Includes only one supporting detail for each main idea. Details are not descriptive or clear.
Basic 2

Includes at least two supporting details for each main idea. Details are somewhat vague.
Proficient 3

Includes two supporting details that are specific OR three supporting details that are somewhat vague.
ADVANCED 4

Includes three or more supporting details for each main idea. Details use specific examples and description.
Score

Conclusion

Below Basic 1

No conclusion is apparent in the essay.
Basic 2

Conclusion may be attempted, but does not summarize or restate thesis.
Proficient 3

Conclusion provides a summary of supporting points but does not restate the thesis.
ADVANCED 4

Conclusion is clear and summarizes supporting points. It restates the thesis in a new way.<BR>
The reader is satisfied with the conclusion and is left with something to think about.
Score

Mechanics

Below Basic 1

Errors are glaring and the essay is difficult to read.
Basic 2

There are several errors which detract from the overall meaning and flow of the essay.
Proficient 3

Minimal errors are found (5-8). They do not detract from the general flow of the essay.
ADVANCED 4

Errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization are minimal and not distracting. (0-4).
Score

Sentence Fluency & Word Choice

Below Basic 1

Very basic words are used with short, choppy sentences.
Basic 2

Several sentence fragments or run-ons. Word choice is limited or used incorrectly.
Proficient 3

Some variety in sentence length and complexity. Attempts to use descriptive words.
ADVANCED 4

Sentences vary in length, complexity, and type. Word choice offers surprise, clarity and "just right" wording.
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