Cooperation

Contributions/Foc
Working with
us
Peers

Writing/Presentation
Development

4

Student routinely
provides useful
ideas when
participating.
Consistently stays
focused on the
task. A definite
leader who
contributes a lot of
effort.

Student almost
always listens to,
shares with, and
supports the efforts
of others. Tries to
keep people
working together.

The writing
addresses all aspects
of the task with a
tightly focused
response. It
establishes the
significance of the
claim. It skillfully
supports the claim
with logical
reasoning and
sufficient evidence.

3

Student usually
provides useful
ideas when
participating.
Focuses on the
task. A strong
group member that
works hard.

Student usually
listens to, shares
with, and supports
the efforts of
others. Does not
cause issues
among group
members.

The writing
addresses the task
with a focused
response. It
establishes a
plausible claim. It
supports the claim
with logical
reasoning and
sufficient evidence.

Student sometimes
provides useful
ideas when
participating.
Sometimes focuses

Student often
listens to, shares
with, and supports
the efforts of
others. Sometimes

The writing
addresses the task
with an inconsistent
focus. It attempts to
establish a plausible

2

Organization
The writing
effectively
introduces the
claim and
organizes the
reasons logically.
Provides an
effective
concluding
statement that
follows from and
skillfully supports
the argument.
The writing
introduces the
claim and
organizes the
reasons logically.
Provides a
concluding
statement that
follows from and
supports the
argument.
The writing
introduces the
claim and
organizes the
reasons in a

Conventions of
Language

The writing displays
exemplary command
of standard English
conventions.
Sentences are
skillfully constructed
and appropriate.
Contains no errors.

The writing
demonstrates
command of
standard English
conventions. Has
sentences that are
generally complete
Contains 1-3 errors.
The writing displays
limited command of
standard English
conventions. Has
some sentence

on the task. A
group member that
does what is
required.

1

Student rarely
provides useful
ideas when
participating.
Rarely focuses on
the task. A group
member that lets
others do the work.

is not a good team
member.

Student rarely
listens to, shares
with, or supports
the efforts of
others. Often is not
a good team player.

claim. It
inconsistently
supports the claim
with logical
reasoning and
sufficient evidence.
The writing attempts
to address the task
but lacks focus. It
attempts to establish
a claim and supports
that claim with
evidence that is
insufficient or
irrelevant.

manner that may
lack cohesion
(rambling,
repetitive).
Provides a sense
of closure.

formation errors.
Contains 4-6 errors.

The writing
identifies the claim
but has little or no
purposeful
organization.

The writing displays
weak command of
standard English
conventions. Has
sentence errors that
interfere with
understanding.
Contains 7 or more
errors.