TEXT COMPOSITION RUBRIC
ELEMENTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. SCORE
Communication of ideas, The audience cannot The audience can The audience can The audience The ideas, attitudes
attitudes & values. locate a main idea from locate a main idea from understand the main understands the ideas, and values are well
the text. the text. There are no ideas although they attitudes and values developed in the text
supporting details or might be somewhat communicated by the and are strongly
development of simplistic. Supporting text. The main ideas supported by rich
attitudes. details are limited & are supported by details suitable for
might not always relate details that relate both audience &
directly to the topic. directly to the topic. purpose.
Use of language modes Unsatisfactory use is Some attempt is made A sustained attempt is Language modes are Language modes are
- written text, visual made of language to use language modes made to use language used appropriately combined very
images, sound & modes. appropriately. modes appropriately according to the effectively to create a
movement as according to the chosen text type. highly effective text.
appropriate to the text chosen text type.
Text structure and There is no structure Some attempt has been The text is accurately The text is The text is accurately
layout.* or organization to the made to construct the constructed according constructed according constructed according
text. text according to the to most of the to the conventions of to the conventions of
conventions of the text conventions of the text the text type. It the text type. It
type. type. demonstrates some of demonstrates good
the good principles of principles of design in
design. an intentional and
Originality The text shows no The text reveals an The text shows limited The text uses ideas or The project uses ideas
evidence of original unsuccessful attempt success in using ideas techniques in original and techniques in
thought. to develop original or techniques in and inventive ways. original and inventive
ideas or techniques. original or inventive ways.
Completion The text is incomplete The text is incomplete The text is complete The text is complete The text is complete
and contains many and contains some but does not represent and represents an and represents a
unfinished details. unfinished details. an adequate effort for adequate effort for significant effort for
the time allocated to the time allocated to the time allocated to
the task. the task. . the task.
* Additional explanation and explicit teaching might be required before or during the unit depending on students’ prior understandings of these elements
References: http://www.pbs.orgs/weta/forcemorepowerful/classroom/lesson1/scoring_writing.html and http://edtech.sandi.net/rubric/