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PERSUASIVE WRITING Assessment Rubric


1 point 2 points 3 points 4 points 5 points
Text Purpose Very short text. No Short text not Consistently persuasive Very detailed, consistently Very detailed and highly
attempt to much detail, text. Attempted to persuasive/effective, engaging, clearly influences
persuade, contains some engage the read, ideas engaging throughout the the reader. Many ideas show
unrelated ideas. persuasion, relies and arguments are text. Ideas and arguments thoughtful extension beyond
on the stimulus linked. At least one are linked with supporting the stimulus. Ideas
material, point goes beyond the detail, at least two points arguments and evidence are
inconsistent stimulus. go beyond the stimulus. skillfully related throughout
purpose. the text.
Text No structure, single Short text, lists Contains at least 3 Contains at least 4 Contains more than 4
Organisation paragraph, very points without arguments/ideas. Each arguments, at least 3 with arguments, each one with
short and is missing detail or evidence, idea had 1 supporting multiple multiple reasons/ evidence.
or has incorrect 1-2 paragraphs or reason/evidence. reasons/evidence. Attention grabbing
links to text, new paragraph for Separate paragraphs for Attention grabbing introduction, effective
doesnt make sense each sentence. introduction/body/concl introduction, separate conclusion to sum up and
or is confusing. Some linking words usion. Linking words paragraphs for main make a statement. Effective
used but repetitive used in sentences and points in body. Meaning is paragraphing throughout,
and simple (and, for paragraphs. Some clear through use of clear meaning, and a wide
but, also). variety (because, effective cohesive words range of conjunctions and
whereas, while). and phrases (as a result, connectives used.
for this reason, therefore).
Language No evidence of Relies on modelled Attempts to be emotive, Consistently emotive, Uses high level devices such
features and persuasive language in some persuasive language shows strong as rhetorical questions,
vocabulary language, simple stimulus, simple or language used, variety point of view. Effective personal pronouns, powerful
use words only. slay words used (I of topic words used. use of modality statements. Very articulate,
think, I reckon) Uses modality (must, (absolutely). Wide variety very precise words
should, might, certain) of language choices used imperative - crucial,
(awful, critical, demand, disgusted, aggressive
desperate)

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Grammatical Very short text. Short text, most All simple sentences Nearly all sentences All sentences correct with a
structures One long run on simple sentences and many other correct. Uses complex wide variety of complex
and sentence. Many correct but many sentences correct sentences effectively. sentences included
punctuation simple sentence errors in other grammatically. Mostly Correct verb forms and throughout. Almost all
use errors, very limited sentences. One correct verb forms pronoun referencing. All punctuation use correct.
evidence of basic sentence tenses, Mostly correct sentence punctuation Use dashes, colons, semi
punctuation. punctuation used. pronoun referencing, correct. Correct use of colons, brackets or speech
Many mixed all sentences commas and apostrophes. marks.
tenses, incorrect punctuation correct,
verb forms for some commas or
irregular verbs. apostrophes used.
Spelling Makes errors All simple words Many content / topic Attempting to spell Most words spelt correctly
strategies spelling simple correct. Most words correct. All difficult words with throughout the text.
and accuracy words, consonant common words simple and common prefixes and suffixes. Attempts challenging words
blend errors. correct e.g. school, words correct e.g. Spells irregular verb form with unusual letter patterns
people, some, community, assist, correctly e.g. confidence, e.g. ion, ous, able, ible,
cannot. important, should, organize, although, guaranteed, proposition.
otherwise, however. despite, unfortunately.

Submission Handed in late. Handed in on due Handed in on due date; Handed in early.
date; Printed at Already printed at start
school on due of day.
date.

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