PBL Plan Writing Rubric
Elements Not Evident 1 Emerging 2 Proficient 3 Exceptional 4
Content Random thoughts; Sentences are clear, Sentences are clear and Clear sentences that
words create no clear direct, and to the point. focused with accurate details provide relevant, quality
message. Sentences that are helpful and support details going beyond the
are a jumble of the main idea. obvious or predictable.
language with Paragraphing is evident
confusing structure. yet the topic sentence Paragraphing is sound with a Paragraphing has a clear
may not support the topic sentence, yet the intro topic sentence, specific
Paragraphing details. Some details are may not create a strong details, and concluding
attempted but not helpful in supporting sense of anticipation; the sentence that reinforces
thoughts run together the main idea. Concluding conclusion may not tie up all the main idea.
and/or ideas overlap. sentence may be missing. loose ends.
Length Entry is insufficient. Entry is of the appropriate
Conventions Many errors in Multiple errors. Few errors. Careful attention has
spelling, punctuation, been devoted to correct
and grammar. spelling, punctuation, and
grammar. Entry is mostly
free from errors.
Mrs. Terry McCabe
WMS Media Specialist
2012 / 2013