Grade 6 Writing Rubric

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					                                                Grade 6 Writing Rubric

   Sep. 1                                              4 - Strong
 I   introduce a specific topic with a main idea that establishes a clear purpose and definite audience
     include some original/thoughtful ideas
     develop ideas/information by including relevant details
O    establish a clear purpose and provide an effective introduction
     use a logical sequencing structure (e.g. chronological, cause/effect, compare/contrast)
     create smooth transitions between paragraphs                                                                                       C
     provide a definite conclusion
WC  use strong verbs and nouns (i.e. plunged instead of dove, patriarch instead of father)
     use descriptive vocabulary/phrases to strengthen meaning                                                                           M
V    demonstrate a confident awareness of audience                                                                                      M
     show a sincere engagement with subject                                                                                             A
     include personal feeling, energy, and individuality                                                                                N
SS  show confident use of different kinds of sentences and structures (minimal errors)                                                  D
     create interesting rhythm through variety in sentence lengths and beginnings
C    show control with a range of internal punctuation (i.e. dashes, brackets, colons, hyphens, ellipses)
     punctuate most split dialogue correctly
     use common homophones correctly (i.e. you’re-your, there-their-they’re, hour-our)
     show overall control with grammatical structures and spelling
                                                  3 - Appropriate 2 - Appropriate
 I       select a specific topic that establishes the purpose and       select a topic that indicates a purpose and audience
          audience                                                       include some straightforward and predictable
         include straightforward and predictable ideas/events            ideas/events
         support the ideas with relevant details                        support the ideas with relevant details (may have
O        select an appropriate form and establish the purpose in        select an appropriate form and give an introduction
          the introduction                                                with a purpose
         show evidence of logical sequencing                            show evidence of sequencing (may be a list)
         show control with paragraph divisions                          show evidence of paragraphing
         provide an obvious conclusion                                  provide a conclusion
WC       include precise/interesting words and/or technical             include appropriate word choices
          language                                                       attempt to use descriptive words
         include descriptive words (i.e. adjectives, adverbs,                                                                           C
          strong verbs, strong nouns)                                                                                                    O
 V       show awareness of audience                                     show some awareness of audience                                N
         demonstrate engagement with subject                            show some engagement with subject                              T
         include glimpses of personal feeling, energy, and              suggest personal feeling and individuality
SS       include different kinds of sentences, with a variety of        include different kinds of sentences, with some                O
          complex structures (occasional errors)                          complex structures (occasional errors)                         L
         include a variety of sentence lengths and beginnings to        include a variety of sentence lengths and beginnings
          establish rhythm and create interest
 C       use correct end punctuation and capitalization                 make few errors with end punctuation and
         include internal punctuation (i.e. commas, quotation            capitalization
          marks, and apostrophes) and paragraphing of dialogue           attempt to use internal punctuation and
          with some competence                                            paragraphing of dialogue
         spell familiar and commonly used words correctly with          spell most familiar and commonly used words
          close approximations for more complex words (may                correctly with reasonable approximations for more
          make a few homophone mistakes)                                  complex words (may make a few homophone
         follow correct tense, subject/verb agreement, and               mistakes)
          grammatically correct pronouns (i.e. Give it to Tom and        generally follow correct tense, subject/verb
          me.)                                                            agreement, and grammatically correct pronouns
                                                 1 - Experiencing Difficulty
 I       unfocussed topic that fails to establish purpose and audience
         ideas not clear
         ideas lack support of sufficient relevant details
O        inappropriate form selected and introduction lacking or fails to establish the purpose                                         G
         lack evidence of sequencing                                                                                                    R
         no evidence of paragraphing                                                                                                    A
         no conclusion apparent                                                                                                         S
WC       word choices lack precision
         fail to include descriptive words
 V       fail to show awareness of audience                                                                                             I
         fail to show engagement with subject                                                                                           N
         no glimpse of personal feeling and individuality                                                                               G
SS       sentences lack variety and complexity
         sentence lengths and beginnings lack variety
 C       incorrect conventions distract from meaning
                                                                                                               Revised: September 2010

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