Paragraph Writing Rubric
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Criteria

Core

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Main Idea
Topic Sentence

ELA1.E.SW2D.03.01
Write a main idea and support it with facts and details

 

 Strong main idea/ topic sentence is clear, and is restated in the closing sentence. Adequate main idea/ topic sentence  is restated in the closing sentence.

Main Idea/ topic sentence is unclear  is weakly restated in the closing sentence.

Main Idea/ Topic sentence is unclear and is not restated in the closing sentence.

 
Supporting Details

ELA1.E.SW2B.03.03
Understand that the supporting sentences in a paragraph should work together to tell more about the main idea

Each paragraph has three or more supporting detail sentences that relate  to the main idea. Each paragraph has two supporting detail sentences that relate to the main idea.

Each paragraph has one supporting detail sentence that relates  to the main idea.

Each Paragraph has no supporting detail sentences that relate to the main idea.


Observes Basic Writing Conventions

ELA1.E.SW2G.03.03
Use basic punctuation correctly
ELA1.E.SW2G.03.06
Know and correctly spell level appropriate high frequency words ELA1.E.SW2G.03.10
Use correct verb tense when writing

 

Contains few, if any punctuation, capitalization, and spelling errors. Contains several errors in punctuation, spelling or grammar that do not interfere with meaning. Contains many errors in punctuation, spelling and/or grammar that  interferes with meaning.

Contains many errors in punctuation, spelling and/or grammar that  make the piece illegible.


Neatness

ELA1.E.SW2G.03.01
Use correct letter formation in print and cursive

 

Legibly handwritten or typed with no distracting errors.

Legibly written, easy to read with 1-2 distracting errors.

Several distracting errors that make portions difficult to read.

Many distracting errors making it illegible.


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