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MULTIPLE PARAGRAPH WRITING RUBRIC

Student Name: _________________________________________


Points
Possible

1. A topic sentence is present.

5pts

2. Has multiple paragraphs with details to support the


topic sentence.

9pts

3. A conclusion sentence is present.

5pts

4. There are a variety of sentences.

5pts

5. All sentences relate to topic.

5pts

6. All words have proper capitalization.

5pts

7. All sentences end with proper punctuation.

5pts

8. Sight words are spelled correctly.

5pts

9. Sentences have age-appropriate words.

5pts

10. Paragraph(s) are indented.

1pt

Total

Baseline
Date:

Objective 1
Date:

Objective 2
Date:

Objective 3
Date:

50pts

Objective 1 Comments: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


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Objective 2 Comments: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Objective 3 Comments: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Name: ___________________

Date

Goal: _____________________________________________________________________________

Ideas

Organization

Voice

Word Choice

Sentence Fluency

Conventions

Presentation

Sentences/
Paragraphs

The meaning
and details in
your sentences.

Introduction,
conclusion,
transition words.

Does your
personality
show in your
writing?

Words are
descriptive,
specific and
age-appropriate.

Complete
sentences, varying
sentence structure.

Spelling,
punctuation,
capitalization,
grammar.

Handwriting,
space between
words, indent
paragraph.

How many
sentences/
paragraphs
were written?

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

Total

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Total Score :

Paragraph Writing Scoring Sheet


Name:
Teacher:

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Grade:
Date:

Basics

_____%

Detail Sentences
Topic Sentence
1

10

Conclusion
Sentence

For Sentence
For Transition
* Only 6 sentences will be scored. The topic sentence, 4 detail sentences and the conclusion sentence. All other sentences are bonus.
Topic Sentence:
0 = No topic sentence.

Conclusion Sentence:
0 = No ending sentence.
1 = Ending sentence repeats topic sentence using same words.
2 = Ending sentence summarizes paragraph without using the same words as topic
sentence.

1 = Topic sentence does not give reader enough information about the paragraph.
2 = Topic sentence gives reader a good idea of what will be discussed in the paragraph.

Detail Sentences:
0 = Is not a complete sentence.
1 = Is complete, but is a run-on.
2 = Is a well formed sentence.

Specifics

Transitions:
0 = No transitions.
1 = Transition used, but it is inappropriate to the topic or does not match.
2 = Transition is appropriate to the paragraph topic and matches other transitions.
Content

Sequence

Paragraph Indent

Mechanics

Spelling

Subject Verb Agreement

0 = More than 5
words misspelled.

0 = More than 3 errors in subject verb


agreement occur.

0 = Sentences do not make


sense or do not relate to the
topic at all.

0 = No sequence or
illogical sequence is
used.

0 = Paragraph is not
indented.

0 = More than 5
errors are made in
capitalization and
punctuation.

1 = Sentences make sesnse but


may not all relate to the topic.

1 = A basic sequence
is used but 1-2
sentences are out of
order.

1 = Paragraph is
indented.

1 = 2-4 errors are


made in
capitalization and
punctuation.

1 = 2-4 words
misspelled.

1 = 2-3 errors in subject verb


agreement occur.

2 = Sentences make sense and


all sentences relate to topic
sentence.

2 = A sequence is
used and all
sentences follow
logical order.

2 = 0-1 errors are


made in
capitalization and
punctuation.

2 = 0-1 words
misspelled.

2 = 0-1 errors in subject verb


agreement occur.

Points
Basics Score:

Specifics Score:

Total Score:

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PARAGRAPH WRITING RUBRIC

Date
Baseline
Objective 1
Objective 2
Objective 3

Topic
Sentence
(2)

Detail
Sentences
(8)

Transition
Words
(10)

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Conclusion
Sentence
(2)

Name: __________________________________________________________
Content
(2)

Sequence
(2)

Paragraph
Indent
(1)

Mechanics
(2)

Spelling
(2)

Subject-Verb
Agreement
(2)

Total

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Objective 1 Comments: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


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Objective 2 Comments: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Objective 3 Comments: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Owen (2010)

Name: ___________________

Date

Topic
Sentence
(2)

Detail
Sentences
(8)

Goal: _________________________________________________________________________

Transition
Words
(10)

Conclusion
Sentence
(2)

Content
(2)

Sequence
(2)

Paragraph
Indent
(1)

Mechanics
(2)

Spelling
(2)

Subject-Verb
Agreement
(2)

Total

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