THIRD GRADE HOLISTIC WRITING RUBRIC
The writing is focused on a topic and supported with details
and/or examples. The writing shows a clear beginning, middle, and end
with ideas separated into paragraphs. Author's voice/personality
contributes to the writing through effective word choice and varied sentence
structure. Sentences are complete, and surface errors (spelling, grammar,
punctuation) are minimal.
The writing is focused on a topic and includes details. The
writing shows a beginning, middle, and end; the writer may attempt to separate ideas into
paragraphs. Author's voice/personality is evident through use of
descriptive words and simple and compound sentences. Sentences
are complete, and surface feature errors (spelling, grammar, punctuation) don't interfere with understanding.
Topic is presented but not developed; focus may wander. There is
an attempt to organize ideas, but writing may lack connections. The writing
may show limited vocabulary and/or simple sentences structure, but surface
errors may make understanding difficult.
Writing shows minimal focus on topic or is too limited in
length. The writing shows little direction or organization. Vocabulary is
limited and sentences are simple. Minimal control of surface features
(spelling, grammar, punctuation) makes understanding difficult.