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Social Studies Rubric

 

Informational Writing Rubric                                                             5th grade

Criteria

   4

   3

   2

  1

Process- I devoted time and effort to each part of the writing process:  Pre-writing, notebook, Drafting, Revising, Editing, and Publishing

 

All stages included

 

Most stages included

 

Some stages included

 

Little evidence of stages included

 

Content

I have chosen to write about a particular topic and include related information.  I have a clear, concise angle that is meaningful and incorporates what I’ve learned through researching and reading about a certain subject area.

All elements included

 

Most elements included

 

Some elements included

 

Few elements included

Organization

My writing has a clear topic.  I have organized my writing into headings and subheadings that are relevant to my focus of study.

Complete structure of the genre included

Most of the structure of the genre included

Some of the structure of the genre included

Little evidence of the genre included

 

Craft/Elaboration

My writing contains relevant details and examples that are accurate and clear-cut. I explained all supporting details by using many important examples from non-fiction resources. Examples may include diagrams, tables, charts, and captions.

Clearly evident through out the piece

Evident in most of the piece

Evident in some of the piece

Little evidence in the piece

Language Usage

My writing is very engaging.  My readers feel like I am talking to them.  I included many transitional words.

 

Clearly evident through out the piece

Evident in most of the piece

Evident in some of the piece

Little evidence in the piece

Mechanics

My writing contains correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, complete complex sentences and correct use of capitalization.

Almost all appropriate mechanics followed

Most appropriate mechanics followed

Some appropriate mechanics followed

Little evidence of appropriate mechanics followed

 

 

 

 

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