Writing a Summary Rubric

 

 

4 Points

3 Points

2 Points

1 Point


Main Idea

Correctly identifies the main idea in a clear and accurate manner. Correctly identifies most of main idea in a complete sentence. Identifies an important idea but not the main idea in a complete sentence. Identifies a detail but not the main idea.


Supporting
Details

Clearly states 2 or more important details using own words or statements. States at least 2 important details with some paraphrasing of information. States at least 1 important detail. Demonstrates little if any paraphrasing. Includes unnecessary details. Does not demonstrate any paraphrasing.

Conclusion

Writes a clear and specific concluding statement. Writes an adequate concluding statement. Writes a weak concluding statement. Does not include a concluding statement.

Mechanics and Grammar

 

Contains few, if any spelling 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.