Bragg Writing Rubrics - NJASK Rubric 2012 and Voice and Word Choice Chesklist

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    Content & Structure

    Opening/Closing

    No opening or closing

    Has opening OR closing

    Has both with no detail- very basic

    And/or includes a good opening and weak closing (or vice versa)

    Has both with very little detail

    Has opening and closing with good details; includes a feeling sentence and both are all tied up at the ends

     

     

     

    Content & Structure

    Focus

    Writing is off topic

    Wanders but is on topic and/or three or more paragraphs are off topic)

    Tends to wander in places and/or two paragraphs are off topic

    Wanders in few places but is mainly on topic and/or one paragraph is off topic

    Stays on topic throughout.  Clearly answers prompt/purpose

     

     

     

    Content & Structure

    Support

    No details used to help develop meaning

    Includes zero-one detail(s) within each paragraph but does not help develop meaning and/or details are not related to the piece

    Includes two or more details within each paragraph to help develop meaning and/or has inconsistent elaboration

    Includes two or more details to help develop meaning and/or has consistent elaboration

    Includes three or more details within each paragraph to help develop meaning

     

     

     

    Content & Structure

    Transitions

    No transitions used

    One-two repetitive transitions  used

    One-two transitions used but are varied

    Transitions used throughout but somewhat repetitive and/or used at the beginning of the paragraphs but not within

    A variety of transitions are used throughout to begin each paragraph and within the paragraphs

     

     

     

    Content & Structure

    Organization

    Writing is not organized.  Paragraphs are not used.

    Organization is attempted. Paragraphs are inconsistent and/or one-two paragraphs are written

    Writing is somewhat organized. Some paragraphing errors and/or three paragraphs are written

    Writing is mostly organized and/or four-five paragraphs are written

    Writing is very organized in paragraphs. Five complete or more (narrative) paragraphs are written

     

     

     

    Language Usage

    More than six errors with subject/verb agreement and verb tenses

    Five- six errors with subject/verb agreement and verb tenses

    Three to four errors with subject/verb agreement and verb tenses

    One to two sentences have incorrect subject/verb agreement and verb tenses

    All sentences have correct subject/verb agreement and verb tenses

     

     

     

    Sentence Construction

    Sentences are not varied

     

    Sentences do not flow or read smoothly

    Few sentences are varied

     

    Some sentences flow or read smoothly

    Some sentences are varied

     

    Many sentences flow or read smoothly

    Most sentences are varied

     

    Many sentences flow or read smoothly

    Most sentences are varied

     

    All sentences flow or read smoothly (different punctuation, varied length, different beginnings)

     

     

     

    Mechanics

    More than four spelling, capitalization, or punctuation errors

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    Handwriting unreadable

    Three to four spelling, capitalization, or punctuation errors

     

    Handwriting unclear

    Three to four spelling, capitalization, or punctuation errors

     

    Handwriting generally clear

    One-two spelling, capitalization, or punctuation errors.

     

    Handwriting generally clear

    No spelling, capitalization, or punctuation errors

     

    Handwriting very clear

     

     

     

     

    Voice and Word Choice Checklist

     

    *The student receives one point added on to the total score for each item checked. **

     

    __________ The author shows passion for the topic.

     

    __________ The author’s opinions are understood through the writing.

     

    __________ The author captured a tone or mood with words.

     

    __________ If humor is used, it is appropriate for the topic and format.

     

    __________ Figurative language is used in order to show, not tell.

     

    __________ New, sophisticated, and/or topic-specific words and phrases are used.

     

     

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