EQAO Generic Rubric for Writing a News Report

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					Dr. Denison Secondary School
Literacy: EQAO Generic Rubrics for Writing Tasks – 2007 Version
Name: ____________________________                  Task: ___________________________
                                       EQAO OSSLT
                    Generic Rubric for Writing a News Report
Code    Topic Development
 B              Blank: nothing written or drawn in the lined space provided
  I             Response is illegible, off-topic or irrelevant to the prompt
 10             Response is related to headline and/or photo but is not a news report
                An event identified with no supporting details, or details listed are unrelated to an event
                No evidence of organization
 20             Response is related to headline and/or photo but only partly in the form of a news report
                Focus on an event is unclear or inconsistent
                Insufficient supporting details: too few or repetitious
                Limited evidence of organization
 30             News report is related to the headline and photo
                Clear and consistent focus on an event, simply developed
                Insufficient supporting details: vague
                Evidence of organization, but lapses distract
 40             News report is related to the headline and photo
                Clear and consistent focus on an event, somewhat developed
                Sufficient supporting details: only some specific
                Organization is simple or mechanical; lapses do not distract
 50             News report is related to the headline and photo
                Clear and consistent focus on an event, well developed
                Sufficient specific supporting details
                Organization is generally logical but somewhat simple or mechanical
 60             News report is related to the headline and photo
                Clear and consistent focus on an event, thoughtfully developed
                Sufficient specific and relevant supporting details
                Organization is logical and coherent
Code    Use of Conventions
 10         Insufficient evidence to assess the use of conventions
            OR
           Errors in conventions interfere with communication
 20        Errors in conventions distract from communication
 30        Errors in conventions do not distract from communication
 40        Control of conventions evident in written work
Conventions refers to grammar, usage, spelling and punctuation.
                            Clarification of Descriptors for Conventions

      Insufficient evidence: the student has                     be understood. The reader is as aware
       not written enough to assess his/her use                   of the errors as of the information being
       of conventions. A minimum of two                           communicated.
       sentences is required.                                    Do not distract: There may be errors,
      Interfere: Reading rhythm is constantly                    but they do not impede the reader.
       interrupted. There is so much re-reading                   There is no need to re-read.
       that the reader cannot recall what the                    Control: some errors may exist, but
       piece of writing said overall                              the information is easily understood
      Distract: Reading rhythm is
       interrupted even if the information can
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Literacy: EQAO Generic Rubrics for Writing Tasks – 2007 Version

				
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