Basic TEA-Paragraph Rubric Criteria

1. Topic Sentence (3 pts)
*doesn t use words from the prompt *doesn t have an opinion * is missing *doesn t answer the prompt *is combined with evidence

Points

2. The Evidence (1 pt)
*is missing* doesn t indicate who is making the argument (ie. The speaker/author states, ) *isn t introduced with a transition*isn t punctuated correctly (ie. Using quotation marks, citing the page number)

3. The analysis: It should be two sentences one explains the quotation; the other one analyzes it (2 pts)
*doesn t explain the quotation (ie. Doesn t give the context of the quotation what is happening at that point of the story) *doesn t analyze the quotation (ie. Explain how the evidence supports the topic sentence)

4. Concluding Sentence (1pt)
*is missing * is missing a transition *does not connect back to the topic sentence *repeats the topic sentence word for word (ie. Use synonyms)

5. Grammar (3 pts) a point off for each grammatical mistake
*(sv) subject doesn t agree with verb (ie. She state = she states) *(ro) run-on sentence (ie. The sentences are not separated with a period or combined with a conjunction) *(frag) fragment (ie. The sentence is not complete)

Total: ______/10 Intermediate TEA Paragraph Rubric Criteria
1. Topic Sentence (3 pts)
*doesn t use words from the prompt *doesn t have an opinion * is missing *doesn t answer the prompt *is combined with evidence

Pts

2. The Evidence 1 pt)
*is missing no quote * doesn t indicate who is making the argument (ie. The speaker/author states, ) *isn t introduced with a transition *isn t punctuated correctly (ie. Using quotation marks, citing the page number)

3. The analysis: (2 pts)
*doesn t analyze the quotation (ie. Explain how the evidence supports the topic sentence)

4. The 2nd Evidence (1pt)
*isn t introduced with a transition (ie. Also, in addition, however, furthermore, etc.) * is missing *doesn t indicate who is making the argument (ie. The speaker/author states, . *isn t quoted correctly (ie. Using quotation marks)

5. The analysis: (2 pts)
*doesn t analyze the quotation (ie. Explain how the evidence supports the topic sentence)

6. Concluding Sentence (1pt)
*is missing * is missing a transition *does not connect back to the topic sentence *repeats the topic sentence word for word (ie. Use synonyms)

7. Grammar (3 pts) a point off for each grammatical mistake
*(sv) subject doesn t agree with verb (ie. She state = she states) *(ro) run-on sentence (ie. The sentences are not separated with a period or combined with a conjunction) *(frag) fragment (ie. The sentence is not complete)

Total:___________/13

Advanced TEA Paragraph Rubric Criteria
1. Topic Sentence (3 pts)
*doesn t use words from the prompt *doesn t have an opinion * is missing *doesn t answer the prompt *is combined with evidence

Pts

2. The Evidence (1 pt)
*is missing* doesn t indicate who is making the argument (ie. The speaker/author states, ) *isn t introduced with a transition *isn t punctuated correctly (ie. Using quotation marks, citing the page number)

3. The analysis:It should be two sentences

one explains the quotation; the other one analyzes it (3 pts)

*doesn t explain the quotation (ie. Doesn t give the context of the quotation what is happening at that point of the story) *doesn t analyze the quotation (ie. Explain how the evidence supports the topic sentence)

4. The 2nd Evidence (1pt)
*isn t introduced with a transition (ie. Also, in addition, however, furthermore, etc.) * is missing *doesn t indicate who is making the argument (ie. The speaker/author states, . *isn t quoted correctly (ie. Using quotation marks)

5. The analysis: It should be two sentences
the story)

one explains the quotation; the other one analyzes it (3 pts)

*doesn t explain the quotation (ie. Doesn t give the context of the quotation what is happening at that point of *doesn t analyze the quotation (ie. Explain how the evidence supports the topic sentence)

6. Concluding Sentence (1pt)
*is missing * is missing a transition *does not connect back to the topic sentence *repeats the topic sentence word for word (ie. Use synonyms)

7. Grammar (3 pts) a point off for each grammatical mistake
*(sv) subject doesn t agree with verb (ie. She state = she states) *(ro) run-on sentence (ie. The sentences are not separated with a period or combined with a conjunction or
semicolon)

*(frag) fragment (ie. The sentence is not complete)

Total ___________/15 -2011Criteria Topic Sentence (2 points)
*doesn t use words from the prompt *doesn t have an opinion * is missing *doesn t answer the prompt *is combined with evidence

Points

Transition to Evidence (1 point) *is missing Context / Set up of Evidence (1 points) *does not prepare reader for where evidence is
coming from, what is happening at that point of the novel / situation /

Specific Evidence (3 points)*is missing* doesn t indicate who is making the argument (ie.
The speaker/author states, ) *isn t punctuated correctly (ie. Using quotation marks, citing the page number)

Transition to Analysis (1 point) *is missing Specific Analysis (3 points)
It should be two sentences one explains the quotation; the other one analyzes it

*doesn t explain the quotation (ie. Doesn t give the context of the quotation what is happening at that point
of the story)

*doesn t analyze the quotation (ie. Explain how the evidence supports the topic sentence)

Concluding Sentence (2 points)
*is missing * is missing a transition *does not connect back to the topic sentence *repeats the topic sentence word for word (ie. Use synonyms. Your push thinking/questioning of topic)

Grammar/Mechanics (2 points)
*(sv) subject doesn t agree with verb (ie. She state = she states) *(ro) run-on sentence (ie. The sentences are not separated with a period or combined with a conjunction or
semicolon) *missing capital letters Total

4 = 14-15 3 = 12-13 2 = 11 1 = 10- <

*(frag) fragment (ie. The sentence is not complete)

*missing periods

____________/15

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