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Article of the Week Writing Rubric for Week _____________________

Approaching Standards 39-35


Article is mostly marked; though
it might be missing some
numbered paragraphs, circled
key terms, OR underlined key
ideas. A few Ideas and questions
are written in the margins.
Attempted to identify the thesis,
but failed to label it.
Handout is partially completed;
most of the supporting details
support the authors thesis.

Below Standards 34-30


Article is only marked a little and
may be missing many numbered
paragraphs, circled key terms,
and underlined key ideas. Ideas
and questions are NOT written in
the margins. Thesis is not
identified.

Reflection tells students ideas;


ideas are original but do not
question or challenge ideas
raised in the article. Reflection is
Reflection
only part of the length required
and is too short to express
complex ideas. Uses one to two
transitional words.
Student uses complete sentences Student uses complete
Writing
and academic language. Effort is sentences. Some effort is
Conventions evident. No Worn Out Words are evident. A few Worn Out Words
used.
are used.

Reflection focuses on identifying


information in the article and
describing it. Student thought is
not clear. Reflection is onefourth (a quarter) of the length
required and does not express
any complex ideas. No
transitional words are used.
Student bullets ideas OR little to
no effort is shown. Worn out
Words are used, and its evident
that student did not check.

Marking the
Text

Credibility

Meets Standards 50-40


Article is well marked, including
numbered paragraphs, circled
key terms, and underlined key
ideas. Many ideas and questions
are written in the margins. Thesis
is clearly identified (boxed) and
labeled.

Name:___________________________

Handout is completed and all


three supporting details are filled
out correctly. Supporting details
support the authors thesis.
Reflection details students
ideas; ideas are original. Student
poses questions and challenges
ideas raised by the article.
Reflection is the complete
length. At least three transitional
words are used.

Handout is not completed and


none of the supporting details
support the authors thesis.

(Marking the Text + Credibility + Reflection +Writing Conventions) __________ /50 points