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5 Paragraph Essay 1.

Introduction

Effective Effective Successfully 4 pts Reader includes lead, understands and transition to easily follows the thesis, expression writers complete thesis statement. of ideas. Effective
Successfully includes topic sentence, elaboration on reason #1, evidence set-up, evidence, evidence followup, wrap-up of reason #1.

Attempts to Adequate successfully 3 pts Reader include lead, understands transition to writers ideas. thesis, complete thesis statement.

Adequate

Marginal to Attempts 2 pts Reader has includes complete difficulty identifying thesis statement. or following the writers ideas.

Marginal

Below Marginal Missing lead or 1 pts transition to thesis OR thesis statement is incomplete.

Below Marginal

2. Body Paragraph #1

Adequate
Attempts to successfully include topic sentence, elaboration on reason #1, evidence set-up, evidence, evidence followup, wrap-up of reason #1.

Marginal
Fails to include evidence and wrap-up of reason #1.

Contains no organization or evidence.

Below Marginal

3. Body Paragraph #2

Effective
Successfully includes topic sentence, elaboration on reason #2, evidence set-up, evidence, evidence followup, wrap-up of reason #2.

Adequate
Attempts to successfully include topic sentence, elaboration on reason #2, evidence set-up, evidence, evidence followup, wrap-up of reason #2.

Marginal
Fails to include evidence and wrap-up of reason #2.

Contains no organization or evidence.

Below Marginal

4. Body Paragraph #3

Effective
Successfully includes topic sentence, elaboration on reason #3, evidence set-up, evidence, evidence followup, wrap-up of reason #3.

Adequate
Attempts to successfully include topic sentence, elaboration on reason #3, evidence set-up, evidence, evidence followup, wrap-up of reason #3.

Marginal
Fails to include evidence and wrap-up of reason #3.

Contains no organization or evidence.

Below Marginal

5. Conclusion

Effective
Successfully includes restatement of thesis (in different words), transitions to clincher, and a clincher (strong idea to end on).

Adequate
Attempts to successfully include restatement of thesis (in different words), transitions to clincher, and a clincher (strong idea to end on).

Marginal
Fails to re-state thesis or clincher.

No attempt at an organized conclusion.

Below Marginal