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Paragraph Writing-5th Grade 
Students wrote a paragraph on a given topic.
Rubric Code: L9X769
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: K-5


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  Exceeding Grade Level

3 pts

On Grade Level

2 pts

Approaching Grade Level

1 pts

Below grade level

0 pts

Topic Sentence
3 pts

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

Exceeding Grade Level

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

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

Topic sentence includes focus but is not well-developed.
Below grade level

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

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

Exceeding Grade Level

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

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

The body of the paragraph supports the topic, but gives less than 3 meaningful details.
Below grade level

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

The closing sentence recaps the topic sentence.

Exceeding Grade Level

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

The closing sentence recaps the topic sentence.
Approaching Grade Level

The closing sentence does not recap the topic sentence at all.
Below grade level

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

The paragraph must stay focused on main idea.

Exceeding Grade Level

Presents a well-developed, clearly focused paragraph.
On Grade Level

Presents a clearly focused paragraph.
Approaching Grade Level

Presents a paragraph but the main focus may shift.
Below grade level

Attempts to present a focused paragraph with little or no success.
Conventions and Style
Capitalization & punctuation
3 pts

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

Exceeding Grade Level

No errors in capitalization and punctuation.
On Grade Level

1-2 errors in capitalization and punctuation.
Approaching Grade Level

3-4 errors in capitalization and punctuation.
Below grade level

5 or more errors in capitalization and punctuation.
Spelling
3 pts

Words are to be spelled correctly.

Exceeding Grade Level

No spelling errors.
On Grade Level

1-3 spelling errors.
Approaching Grade Level

4-5 spelling errors.
Below grade level

More than 5 spelling errors.




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