PARAGRAPH WRITING RUBRIC Points

3 Main/Topic idea sentence is unclear and incorrectly placed, and is restated in the closing sentence. 2 Main/Topic idea sentence is unclear and incorrectly placed, and is not restated in the closing sentence. Paragraph has no enough supporting detail sentences or they do not relate back to the main idea properly.

Criteria
5 4

Main/Topic Idea Sentence

Main/Topic idea Main/Topic idea sentence is either sentence is clear, unclear or correctly placed, and incorrectly placed, is restated in the and is restated in the closing sentence. closing sentence.

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Supporting Detail Sentence(s)

Paragraph has three or more supporting detail sentences and they relate back to the main idea successfully.

Paragraph has some supporting detail sentences and they relate back to the main idea acceptably. Each supporting detail sentence has acceptable elaborating detail sentences

Paragraph has supporting detail sentences, but they do not relate back to the main idea adequately.

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Each supporting Elaborating Detail detail sentence has Sentence(s) superior elaborating detail sentences.

Elaborating Each supporting detail sentence detail sentence has are inadequate faulty detail or sentences. inappropriate. Writing is not legible in places. Writing is not legible. Paragraph has lots of punctuation, capitalization, and/or spelling errors. Total---->

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Legibility

Marginally legible Legible handwriting, handwriting, typing, typing, or printing. or printing. Paragraph has no errors in punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.

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Mechanics and Grammar

Paragraph has Paragraph has a few some punctuation, punctuation, capitalization, capitalization, and/or and/or spelling spelling errors. errors.

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Teacher Comments:

Taken and adapted from http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/paragraphwritingrubric2.htm

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