Rubric for Evidentiary Paragraphs

 RUBRIC FOR EVIDENTIARY PARAGRAPHS

 

5 points

Fully Meeting

4 points

Meeting

3 points

Minimally Meeting

1 point

Not Yet Meeting

Format Includes name, number, date, title, and is double-spaced and neatly written in ink. First line is indented. Includes name, number, date, title and is neatly written in ink. First line is indented. Includes name, number, date, title, and is legibly written.

Includes name and title. Is legibly written.

Topic Sentence There is a clearly stated and focused topic sentence. There is a topic sentence.

There is an introductory sentence, but it does not clearly state the topic.

The topic sentence refers to the writer or is missing.
Evidence There are 3 pieces of evidence, which are direct quotations from the text. There are 3 pieces of evidence that are quoted indirectly from the text.

There are 2 pieces of evidence that are quoted indirectly from the text.

There are fewer than two pieces of evidence or the evidence does not relate to the topic sentence.
Explanations All the evidence is explained so that a reader can easily understand how it significantly supports the topic. All of the evidence is explained so that a reader can easily understand how it supports the topic.

The explanations are confusing or do not clearly show how the evidence supports the topic, although a reader can easily infer the connection.

There is little explanation of the evidence; it is difficult to infer how the evidence relates to the topic.
Concluding Sentence The concluding sentence smoothly restates the topic, includes some sense of emotion, and introduces no new information or ideas. The concluding sentence restates the topic without introducing any new information or ideas. The concluding sentence restates the topic. The concluding sentence is missing.
Style The writing has rhythm and includes carefully chosen vocabulary and figures of speech. The writing has rhythm and includes carefully chosen vocabulary. The writing includes some awareness of rhythm and vocabulary to enhance writing. There is little evidence of attention to using rhythm, vocabulary and figures of speech to enhance writing.
Conventions All spelling, grammar, punctuation and word spacing is accurate. There are few errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation and word spacing. There are some errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation and word spacing. There are numerous errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation and word spacing.

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