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Vista Writing Rubric

Vista Writing Rubric

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STAR 7
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Grade Writing Rubric: Student Version
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The writing –
 You addressed the prompt andonly the prompt.
 You showed that you understoodwhat you were asked to do.
 You kept the same point of view,stayed focused, and your writingis organized; you used transitionsthat make sense.
 You wrote about one main ideaand used facts, details, andexplanations that developed youridea and tied it all together.
 You have different kinds of sentences, which makes it moreinteresting.
 Your writing (grammar,punctuation, capitalization,spelling) isn’t perfect, but therearen’t a lot of mistakes and yourmistakes don’t confuse thereader.
Fictional or autobiographical narrative writing—
 You’ve got a really strong plotwith events, characters, and asetting.
 You used fictional strategies likedialogue; suspense; action and itall makes sense.
Response to literature writing—
 You’ve shown that not only didyou understand what you read,but you can also explain it toothers clearly.
 Your writing and your thoughtsmake sense and you analyzedthe story’s ideas, themes, andimages in a clear and thoughtfulway. Basically, you tell what youthink it means and you’re rightabout it.
 You use actual examples anddetails from the story to proveyour understanding. You mightuse quotations or you’vesummarized in your own wordscorrectly.
Persuasive writing —
 You present a clear argumentand defend it with evidence thatmakes sense. You also considerthe other point of view and argueagainst that.
Summary writing—
 You retell the text in your ownwords, including the main ideasand the most important details.
The writing –
For the most part, you addressedthe prompt.
 You’ve shown that you generallygot the idea and know whoyou’re writing for.
 You stay mostly focused on andyou are organized and use sometransitions.
 You stick to one main idea andyour facts, details, and/orexplanations mostly make sense.
 You try to use some differentkinds of sentences (not all thesame style).
 You’ve made some writing(grammar, punctuation,capitalization, spelling) mistakes,but it isn’t so bad that the readercan’t understand what you’resaying.
Fictional or autobiographical narrative writing—
 You’ve got a plot line withcharacters and a setting.
 You’ve used dialogue, suspense,and action.
Response to literature writing—
 You’ve shown through yourwriting that you understood whatyou read.
 Your writing and your thoughtsabout the story mostly makesense.
 You use examples from the storyto show that you get the point.
Persuasive writing —
 You present an argument and useevidence that makes sense toprove your point. You try to usethe other point of view to makeyour argument stronger.
Summary writing—
 You retell the text in your ownwords, showing the main idea anda lot of the important details
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The writing –
 You address some of the writingprompt, but miss part of it, too.
 You show that you kind of understand what you were askedto do.
 You don’t stay organized and gooff topic part of the time. Youmight try to use transition words,but it sounds forced or youpicked the wrong transitions.
 You hint at a main idea, but youdon’t give enough facts anddetails to support it.
Response to literature writing—
 You show through your writingthat you kind of understand whatyou read.
 You show through your writingthat you might havemisunderstood some of the ideasor the theme of the story.
 You used an example or two (ornone) to help prove your point.
Persuasive writing —
 You present an argument butdon’t give enough evidence. You
The writing –
 You addressed only part of theprompt or were completely off topic.
 You didn’t show that you got theidea.
 Your essay isn’t focused andorganized.
 Your essay doesn’t have onemain idea with supportingdetails; you’ve just got somefacts thrown together and theydon’t all fit.
All the same kinds of sentences.
Response to literature writing—
 Your writing doesn’t show thatyou understood what you read.
Instead of showing that youunderstood the theme or mainidea, you just retell the story.
No examples from the story.
Persuasive writing —
No proof to back up yourargument; also, doesn’t try toconsider the other point of view.
Summary writing—

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