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Paragraph Writing 
Students wrote a paragraph on a given topic.
Rubric Code: V229CAB
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: K-5


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Level 3

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Level 2

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Level 1

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Topic Sentence
1 pts

The paragraph must begin with a well-developed topic sentence.

Level 4

Topic sentence establishes the focus and grabs the reader's attention in a well-developed sentence.
Level 3

Topic sentence establishes the focus in a well-developed sentence.
Level 2

Topic sentence includes focus but is not well-developed.
Level 1

The paragraph does not contain a topic sentence.
Paragraph Body
1 pts

The body of the paragraph supports the topic sentence with meaningful details and explanations.

Level 4

The body of the paragraph supports the topic sentence with more than 3 meaningful details.
Level 3

The body of the paragraph supports the topic sentence with 3 meaningful details.
Level 2

The body of the paragraph supports the topic, but gives less than 3 meaningful details.
Level 1

The paragraph does not support the topic with meaningful details.
Closing Sentence
1 pts

The closing sentence recaps the topic sentence.

Level 4

The closing sentence recaps the topic sentence and makes reference to the body.
Level 3

The closing sentence recaps the topic sentence.
Level 2

The closing sentence does not recap the topic sentence at all.
Level 1

The paragraph does not contain a closing sentence.
Focuses on Topic
1 pts

The paragraph must stay focused on main idea.

Level 4

Presents a well-developed, clearly focused paragraph.
Level 3

Presents a clearly focused paragraph.
Level 2

Presents a paragraph but the main focus may shift.
Level 1

Attempts to present a focused paragraph with little or no success.
Conventions and Style
Capitalization Punctuation and Spelling
1 pts

Capital letters, commas and periods are used according to grammar rules. Words are spelt correctly

Level 4

No errors in capitalization and punctuation. Very few spelling errors.
Level 3

1-2 errors in capitalization and punctuation. A few spelling errors.
Level 2

3-4 errors in capitalization and punctuation. Some spelling errors
Level 1

5 or more errors in capitalization and punctuation. Many spelling errors.
Sentence Fluency
1 pts

Sentences are related to the topic and express creative ideas.

Level 4

Writing is very smooth, flows well and makes sense. Sentences are strong and express ideas with varied structure
Level 3

Writing is smooth and makes sense. Sentences are strong but some lack variety
Level 2

Writing may not be smooth, or make sense. Some ideas may not be well-connected. Some sentences are not strong, some lack variety.
Level 1

Writing is confusing and hard to follow. Contains fragments and/or run-on sentences.




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