Writing Rubric

  • M.O.D.E.L. rubric - North Park Academy

    Category

    4-Mastery

    (Excellent)

    3-Proficient

    (Good)

    2-Developing

    (Fair)

    1-Beginning

    (Weak)

    Meaning

    Thoroughly shows understanding and answers the task completely; may demonstrate inferences

    Shows literal understanding  and answers the task

    Shows some understanding of the task but answer is incomplete

    Shows little understanding and fulfills few requirements of the task

    Organization

    Organization is clear (introduction, body and conclusion), uses paragraphs; has topic sentences; makes smooth transitions; easy to read

    Organization is clear (introduction, body and conclusion), uses paragraphs; makes smooth transitions

    Attempts to maintain a clear focus; some use of paragraphs; difficult to read 

    Does not establish a clear focus; no use of paragraphs; difficult to read

    Development

    Uses at least 3 relevant and accurate details or evidence from the text; translates why selected evidence supports claim; displays a sense of engagement or voice

    Uses at least 2 relevant and accurate details or evidence from the text; attempts to translate why selected evidence supports claim; may display a sense of engagement or voice

    Uses at least 1 relevant and accurate detail or evidence from the text; displays no sense of engagement or voice

    Uses irrelevant/inaccurate details or evidence from the text; displays no sense of engagement or voice

    English Conventions

    Uses grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling that assists in communicating ideas

    Uses grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling that adequately aids in communicating ideas

    Uses grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling that may impede understanding of ideas

    Uses grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling that impedes understanding of ideas

    Language

    Uses varied descriptive language and challenging vocabulary

    Uses simple sentences with grade-level vocabulary

    Uses simple sentences, some sentence fragments, and basic vocabulary

    Uses sentence fragments, phrases, and below-level vocabulary