Argument Writing : Cloud Seeding
Teacher Name: Ms. Gorkiewicz
Student: ________________________________________ Date: _______________ Period: __________
CATEGORY 4 - Above Standards 3 - Meets Standards 2 - Approaching Standards 1 - Below Standards Score
Ideas Clearly worded, well- Mostly clearly worded, well- Claim is somewhat clear and Claim is not clearly worded
defined claim. Anticipate defined claim. Likely somewhat defined. and not well-defined.
reader\'s opposition. anticipate reader\'s
Organization Precise, knowledgeable Mostly accurate claim. Unsure if claim is accurate. Inaccurate claim. Missing
claim. Provide brief Some background Lacking background background information.
background information to information OR too much information. Claim is mostly Claim is unfair and not
help lay foundation. Develop information. Claim is mostly unfair OR not thorough. thorough. Missing a
claim(s) and counterclaims fair and mostly thorough. Concluding statement is concluding statement.
fairly and thoroughly. Provides a concluding weak.
Provides a concluding statement.
Voice Establish and maintain a Style and voice are mostly Style and voice are mostly Style and voice are
formal style/voice. formal. Tone is mostly informal. Tone is mostly completely informal. Tone is
Respectful tone. respectful. disrespectful. completely disrespectful.
Word Choice Use words, phrases, and Word choice is mostly clear Word choice is not entirely Word choice is not at all
clauses as well as varied and purposeful in its support clear or purposeful in its clear or purposeful.
syntax to link the major and advance of position. support and advance of
sections of the text, create position.
cohesion, and clarify the
claim(s) and reasons,
between reasons and
Sentence Fluency Uses transitional words and Not all transitional words Lacking in transitional Missing transitional words.
phrases between points are chosen well, or they do words or correct use of
(however, such as, most not fit well. them.
Conventions Capitalization Usage 1-2 errors in C.U.P.S. 3-4 errors in C.U.P.S. 5 or more errors in C.U.P.S.
Presentation Easy to read handwriting. Writer mostly shows they Writer mostly shows they do Writer clearly did not take
Double spaced typing. Well- care about this paper. not care about this paper. time or pride in this paper.
defined margins. Use 12 pt.
Times New Roman font.
Date Created: Sep 11, 2012 07:20 pm (UTC)