WRITING

Not Yet Meeting
Expectations

Minimally Meets
Expectations

Meets Expectations

FULLY Meets
Expectations

Word Choice (The
student uses
vocabulary
appropriate to the
situation & level.)

Basic vocabulary
only. Not reflective
of current grade.

Satisfactory
vocabulary. Primarily
drawn from current
unit.

Good vocabulary.
Drawn from current
and past units.

Excellent
vocabulary. Rich
and varied & drawn
from current and
past units.

EXCEEDS

Putting it together
(The student
demonstrates
knowledge of the
grammar concepts
learned)

Sentences are
primarily basic and
may not reflect
grade level.

Sentences reflect the
current unit but are
usually not complex or
varied.

Sentences are
beyond the basic.

Sentences are
complex and varied
in style.

EXCEEDS

Errors occur often
and detract

Control can be an
issue
Errors detract & can
impede meaning

The student is
generally in control
of their language.

Tense is well
controlled.

Errors do occur but
don’t detract

Minor errors do not
impede meaning.

Spelling

Errors in high
frequency words
often occur & can
detract.

Errors in high
frequency words do
not detract.

Minor spelling errors
do not detract.

Organization and
Flow (The student
can produce a
logical & coherent
text appropriate for
the level)

The student
produces a text with
very simple
sentences and
minimal
organization.

The text is logical with
some development.
Little use of transition
or sequencing words.
Organization can be
an issue

The text is logical
and the reader can
follow the ideas.
Some use of
transition devices.

Things'You'Are'Doing'Well…'
!! Working'well'in'various'tenses'
!! Have'an'effective'introduction'&'conclusion'
!! Unique/personal'voice'evident'
!! Recombines'structures'effectively'
!! Adds'details'to'support'often/effectively'
!! Uses'a'wide'range'of'vocabulary'
!! Selects'appropriate'form'for'task'(plain/formal)'
!! Takes'risks'to'enhance'communication'
!! Spells'words'with'minimal'errors'
!! Controls'your'use'of'the'language'well'
!! Responds'creatively'to'the'prompt'
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The reader can
easily follow the
ideas and the
writing flows.
Transition words
used effectively.
Well organized.

For'Future'Pieces….'
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!! Try'to'be'more'consistent'working'in'different'tenses'
!! Try'to'show'more'variety'in'your'sentences'
!! Add'more'details'to'support'often/effectively'
!! Try'varying'the'words'that'you'use'
!! Remember'to'be'consistent'in'your'‘form’'
!! Mainly'using'‘patterns’'learned'–'try'to'expand'beyond'
!! Your'spelling'errors'are'noticeable'–'review?'
!! Try'to'include'more'‘language’'structures'for'variety'
!! Include'a'clearer'introduction/conclusion'
!! Attempt'to'go'beyond'just'‘responding’'to'the'prompt'
!! Review'‘past'learning’'to'expand'how'you'express'
yourself'
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