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Paragraph Response
Write a paragraph response containing a clear and insightful topic sentence (thesis/main idea) with detail sentences using evidence from the text.
Rubric Code: RX3WXW5
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Subject: English  
Type: Assessment  
Grade Levels: 6-8


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  1: Needs Improvement

1 pts

2: Emerging

2 pts

3: Proficient

3 pts

4: Exemplary

4 pts

Topic sentence/main idea
7 pts

Write a main idea that connects to the prompt (thesis)

1: Needs Improvement

Main idea/topic sentence is unclear and is not restated in closing sentence. Topic sentence has minimal connection to the prompt and shows little understanding of prompt and literature.
2: Emerging

Main idea/topic sentence is awkwardly written and is weakly restated in the closing sentence. Topic sentence only somewhat connects to the prompt and shows a superficial understanding of the task.
3: Proficient

Adequate main idea/topic sentence is restated in the closing sentence. Topic sentence connects to the prompt and shows a basic understanding of task.
4: Exemplary

Strong main idea/topic sentence is clear and is restated in the closing sentence. Topic sentence connects to the prompt and shows a deep understanding of task.
Supporting Details/Text Evidence
7 pts

Understand that the supporting details in a paragraph should work together to tell more about the main idea. Specific examples and quotes are used to support main idea.

1: Needs Improvement

Paragraph contains sentences that do not support main idea. Example and quotes may not be used or do not sufficiently support the main idea. Inefficient use of examples and quotations.
2: Emerging

Paragraph contains some supporting sentences containing details that support the main idea. Some examples and quotes do not support main idea. Deficient choice selecting examples and quotes from the text.
3: Proficient

Paragraph contains supporting sentences containing specific details that support the main idea. Sufficient choice selecting examples and quotes from the text.
4: Exemplary

The paragraph has two or more examples of text based evidence that relate to the main idea. Effective choice of examples and quotes are used from the text.
Observes Basic Writing convention
7 pts

The conventions of the English language are used correctly and free of spelling errors. Word choice is precise and appropriate for task.

1: Needs Improvement

Contains more than errors in spelling and/or grammar. Errors cause confusion through most of the paragraph. Word choice is weak and not appropriate for level and task.
2: Emerging

Contains 5-6 errors in spelling and/or grammar that may cause confusion in meaning and clarity at some points. Word choice needs improvement and not appropriate for level and task.
3: Proficient

Contains 3-4 errors in spelling and/or grammar but not enough to interfere with meaning and clarity. Word choice is average and appropriate for task.
4: Exemplary

Contains 1 or 2 errors that do not distract the readability of the paragraph.Word choice is above average for the task.
TransitionsConcluding sentence
4 pts

1: Needs Improvement

No transitions used for moving from one idea to the next. No concluding sentence.
2: Emerging

Only 1 or 2 transitions used for moving from one idea to the next. A weak concluding sentence.
3: Proficient

A few transitions used for moving from one idea to the next. A good concluding sentence.
4: Exemplary

Transitions used for moving from one idea to the next. Strong concluding sentence.
MLA Format
1 pts

1: Needs Improvement

5 or more errors
2: Emerging

3-4 errors
3: Proficient

1-2 errors
4: Exemplary

No errors




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