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Focus

Elaboration

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I stayed on
one subject,
used an
interesting
introduction so
my readers
know the
subject,
commented on
the subject by
the end of the
story and used
a closing that
ties everything
together.

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I stayed on
subject,
mentioned my
subject in the
beginning so
my reader
would know
what I was
talking about,
commented on
my subject by
the end of the
story, and
used a closing.

I developed all
major events
equally with
specific detail.
I used different
ways to
develop the
details.
I developed
events in a
way the reader
can clearly
imagine them.
My word
choice is
sophisticated
and adds to

I developed
some major
events with
specific detail,
but some are
not developed
enough.
My readers
may have
questions and
not be able to
clearly imagine
all of the
events. My
word choice
may add to the
detail.

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My subject is
clear, but my
reader may
have to read
the prompt to
know what Im
talking about.
I used the
same details
over and over.
I used ideas
that do not
clearly relate
to my story. I
did not tell the
story in
chronological
order. I wrote
about many
events, or the
event I was
writing about
was not clear.
I may not have
included a
closing.
I listed events
without
including
details.
I may have
repeated the
same details
over and over
or written
general
details.
My readers
may not be
able to
imagine
events.
I have not

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My subject is
unclear. I have
not written
enough to
show my
ability to focus
my writing.

My subject is
unclear.
I have not
written enough
to
demonstrate
my skill at
elaborating my
ideas.

the detail.

Organization

I wrote in
chronological
order with a
clear
beginning,
middle, and
end and no
time gaps.
My story flows
because I tied
my sentences
and
paragraphs
together in
different ways.
All events and
reactions are
interrelated.
All paragraphs
are purposeful.
My word
choice and
varied
sentence
structure help
tie my story
together.

Integration

I wrote a fully
developed
narrative that
is on focus and
included many
details for all
events.

I wrote in
chronological
order with a
beginning,
middle, and
end but there
are time gaps.
Most
sentences and
paragraphs fit
together
because I used
devices to
make my story
flow.
I may have
drifted off
subject, but
most events
are in logical
order.
Most
paragraphs are
appropriate.
I use some
good word
choice and
varied
sentence
structure to tie
my story
together.
My narrative is
simple yet
clear.
I stayed on
subject, gave
enough
details, and

written enough
to
demonstrate
my ability to
elaborate.
I tried to write
a story, but my
readers must
figure out what
I mean.
I started with
reasons or
examples
instead of
telling a story.
I used
transitions, but
they may
confuse my
readers.
I didnt use
paragraphs
appropriately.
I drifted way
off subject.
I did not write
enough to
demonstrate
my skill at
organizing my
ideas.

I tried to write
a narrative,
but I didnt
stay on
subject, give
enough
details, or

I did not use


chronological
order or
paragraphing
to tell my
story.
I did not write
enough to
demonstrate
my skill at
organizing
ideas.

I did not write


about the topic
or did not
complete the
assignment.
I did not write
enough to

I wrote the
sequence of
events in
chronological
order, and my
sentences and
paragraphs fit
smoothly
together
throughout the
narrative.

used
chronological
order.
I could have
given more
explanation to
my events.

write in
chronological
order.
My readers
may be
confused.
I did not write
enough to
demonstrate
my skill at
combining
focus,
elaboration,
and
organization.

demonstrate
my skill at
combining
focus,
elaboration,
and
organization.