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Quick Write

Use your knowledge about primary sources A-D, to make a claim to answer the central historical question and support it with evidence from the documents.

•Do you think that English textile factories were bad for the health of working class families?
After proofing your paragraph, re-write it onto a blank sheet of paper and attach the rubric, face out, with your name on the front!
(Topic Sentence)

TS

(concrete detail/fact) (concrete detail/fact)

CD CD

(commentary)

CM CS

(concluding sentence)

Argumentative Writing Rubric
Statement of Purpose/Focus and Organization Development: Language and Elaboration of Evidence Elaboration of Evidence
Logical progression of The response provides thorough and convincing support/evidence for the controlling idea or main idea with the use of sources, facts, and details. The response provides The response adequately expresses ideas, employing a mix of precise with more general language. Some errors in usage and sentence formation may be present. Adequate use of punctuation, capitalization, and spelling ideas from beginning to end. Effective introduction and conclusion for audience and purpose

Score

Statement of Purpose/Focus
Claim is clearly stated, focused and strongly maintained

Organization

Language and Vocabulary
The response clearly and effectively expresses ideas, using precise language.

Conventions

5

Few, if any, errors are present in usage and sentence formation. Effective and consistent use of punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.

4

Claim is clear and for the most part maintained, though some loosely related material may be present

Adequate progression of ideas from beginning to end. Adequate introduction and conclusion.

adequate support/evidence for the controlling idea or main idea and includes the use of facts, and details:

The evidence from

The response expresses ideas unevenly, using simplistic language. Frequent errors in usage may obscure meaning. Inconsistent use of punctuation, capitalization,

3

Claim on the issue may be somewhat unclear and unfocused

Uneven progression of ideas from beginning to end. Conclusion and/or introduction are

sources is weakly integrated and includes partial or uneven use of facts and details.

weak.

and spelling

The response has little

The response provides minimal support/evidence for the controlling idea or main idea and includes little or no use of sources, facts, and details:

The response expression of ideas is vague, lacks clarity, or is confusing. Errors are frequent and severe and meaning is often obscure

2

Claim may be confusing or ambiguous

or no organizational structure. Missing an introduction and/or conclusion.

Total: 25