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Biography Report Rubric

Student Name: ________________________________________
CATEGORY
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Exceeds Standards

!eets Standards
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Be#o$ Standards
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Content
•Writer knows topic
really well
• Early Life, Significant
Events, Contributions,
Character Traits,
ntro!uction "
Conclusion all inclu!e!#
•$any interesting
!etails
• Early Life, Significant
Events, Contributions,
Character Traits,
ntro!uction "
Conclusion all inclu!e!#
•Writer knows the topic#
•$ost !etails are
relevant " are
interesting
•Early Life, Significant
Events, Contributions,
Character Traits,
ntro!uction "
Conclusion are either
inco%plete or
insufficient
•Writer !oesn&t know
enough about the topic
•'ee!s %ore !etails
•Early Life, Significant
Events, Contributions,
Character Traits,
ntro!uction " Conclusion
are inco%plete or
unacceptable
•Writer !oesn(t know topic
•)etails lacking
•!eas %issing or !on(t %ake
sense
Organi)ation
•Carefully organi*e!
with varie! transitions
•Lea! grabs rea!er(s
attention
•Conclusion works well
•)etails " paragraphs
are in right or!er
•+ibliography,Works
Cite! is inclu!e!
•-as so%e transitions
•$ost parts of paper fit
together#
•$ost !etails "
paragraphs are in right
or!er
•+ibliography,Works
Cite! is inclu!e!
•.ew transitions use!
•Too %any !etails are
out of or!er
•+ibliography,Works
Cite! is inco%plete
•/aragraphs an!,or
transitions %issing
•Too %any !etails are out of
or!er
•+ibliography,Works Cite!
is %issing
*oice
•Writer(s personality
co%es through in a
creative way
•Writer(s voice is lively
" confi!ent
• $ost of the ti%e the
writer(s voice "
personality show up in
the writing#
•So%eti%es the writer(s
voice co%es through
•Writing !oes not !raw
the rea!er in
•Writing is flat
•Writer(s voice !oes not
co%e through at all
&ord Choice
•-as a variety of strong
wor!s
•Wor!s create vivi!
pictures in rea!er(s %in!
•Writing has so%e
strong wor!s
•So%e wor!s create
pictures in the rea!er(s
%in!
•Too %any !ull,
or!inary wor!s
•So%e wor!s 0ust !on(t
fit
•Wor!s !on(t show the
writer(s %eaning
•1ea!er is confuse! by the
writer(s choice of wor!s
Sentence
+#uency
•-as creative sentences
of !ifferent kin!s "
lengths
•Sentences flow,
%aking the writing
en0oyable to rea!
•Sentences are !ifferent
lengths
•Sentences have varie!
beginnings
•Sentences fit together
well
•Sentences are too short
or too long
•Sa%e beginnings use!
over an! over
•1ea!er is confuse! "
has to re2rea! for
%eaning
•'ot enough co%plete
sentences
•Writing !oes not %ake
sense
Con,entions
•-as .EW or '3 errors
in capitali*ation,
punctuation, spelling "
gra%%ar
•Writing is easy to rea!
•-as .EW errors in
capitali*ation,
punctuation, spelling "
gra%%ar
•Soun!s correct when
rea! alou!
•Too %any errors in
capitali*ation,
punctuation, spelling "
gra%%ar %ake the
writing !ifficult to rea!
•E!iting nee!e!
•Capitali*ation, punctuation,
spelling " gra%%ar
%istakes %ake the writing
i%possible to rea! "
un!erstan!ing#
•$a0or e!iting nee!e!