FOURTH AND FIFTH WRITING RUBRIC
The writing is clearly focused, well-developed, and captures the
reader's attention. The writing has a sense of wholeness (beginning,
middle, and end); the organization helps move the reader through the text.
Author's personality engages the reader and/or evokes emotion. The
writing shows accuracy in spelling and mechanics and creative/skillful use of language with few errors.
The writing is focused on a topic and developed throughout with
details /examples. The writing has a sense of wholeness (beginning,
middle, end) although it may lack details or have extra information. Author's personality comes through in the writing as shown by use of
descriptive words or variety of sentences. Errors in spelling and/or
mechanics do not interfere with understanding.
The topic is recognizable but may not be developed. There is an
attempt at organization, but the writing may lack details or connections.
The writing may show limited vocabulary and/or simple sentence structure.
Errors in spelling, mechanics, and/or the use of language may interfere
The writing shows little focus on topic or may not be developed,
but an ability to get meaningful words down on paper may be
demonstrated. The writing lacks a beginning, middle, or end. Vocabulary is
limited; sentences are simple. Errors in spelling, mechanics, and use of language interfere with understanding.