Compare and Contrast Rubric
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Criteria

Core

4

3

2

1

 

Opening

ELA1.E.SW2B.03.01
Use an introductory paragraph, supporting paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph to organize both written and oral presentations

 

 Strong main idea/ topic sentence is clear, concise, and  identifies character, theme or issue.

Adequate main idea/ topic sentence  identifies character, theme or issue.

Main idea/ topic sentence is unclear  and doesn't address character, theme or issue.

Main idea/ Topic sentence is not evident.

 

Organization

ELA1.E.SW2F.03.05
Use varied vocabulary and sentence structure when writing

Well developed essay with a clear and logical format.

Generally well organized with a clear and logical  format.

Some evidence of planning and organization.

Lacks little planning and organization.

 
Support

ELA1.E.SW2C.03.02
Write a compare and contrast essay

 

Includes 3 or more well developed examples or reasons for each similarity or difference.

Includes at least 2  examples or reasons for each similarity or difference.

Includes at least 1 example or reason but some information maybe incorrect.

Provides little if any support for each similarity or difference.


Conclusion

ELA1.E.SW2B.03.01
Use an introductory paragraph, supporting paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph to organize both written and oral presentations

 

States a thoughtful or logical conclusion based on similarities and differences. States a conclusion based on similarities and differences. Conclusion is evident but does not draw on any similarities or differences.

No evidence of any conclusion or summary.

Uses Basic Writing Conventions

ELA1.E.SW2G.03.03
Use basic punctuation correctly

ELA1.E.SW2G.03.02
Use uppercase letters appropriately

 

Contains few, if any spelling, punctuation or grammatical 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.

 

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