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COMMON CORE ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY RUBRIC English

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DEVELOPING BASIC PROFICIENT EXEMPLARY SCORE


(ATTEMPTS A PLAN) (A PLAN) (CLEAR PLAN) (THOROUGH PLAN & DETAILS)
(FORMAT & FLOW)ORGANIZATION

__ Organization evident. __ Introduction with a topic __ Introduction with a topic sentence __ Introduction with a topic sentence that
__ Information related to sentence that fits task/topic. that clearly fits the task/topic. explicitly fits the task/topic (W2a).
task/topic. __ Uses transition between ideas __ Uses appropriate transitions to link __ Uses sophisticated transitions to link
and/or paragraphs. ideas within and between and build ideas within and between
__ Body paragraphs contain paragraphs. paragraphs (W1c).
examples related to the __ Body paragraphs contain relevant __ Body paragraphs contain relevant and
task/topic. and specific examples and/or specific examples and/or details with
__ Concluding paragraph that details with clear explanations. thorough and logical explanations
mostly restates the __ Concluding paragraph that (W1b&c).
introduction. contributes to the cohesion of the __ Powerful concluding paragraph that
overall work. enhances the cohesion of the overall
work (W1e).

__ Claim and counterclaim are __ Claim and counterclaim are __ Develops claim and counterclaim __ Thoroughly develops claim and
present with evidence for one developed with evidence for clearly and fairly with balanced counterclaim clearly and fairly with
DEVELOPMENT
CRAFT OF ARGUMENT

or the other. each. evidence for each. ample and balanced evidence for
(CONTENT)

__Counterclaim is distinguishable each (W1b).


from the claim. __ Counterclaim is clearly
distinguishable from the claim (W1a).
__ Presents strengths and limitations of
claim and counter-claim (W1b).
__ Simple sentences. __ Simple and compound __ Simple, compound, and complex __ Simple, compound, complex, and
__ Use of content specific sentences. sentences. compound-complex sentences (L1).
vocabulary. __ Appropriate use of content __ Use of content specific vocabulary __ Use of interdisciplinary content
specific vocabulary. to help reader understand and specific vocabulary to help reader
USE /STYLE)

__ Style is discernable.
(LANGUAGE

__ Basic style that fits the appreciate the topic. understand and appreciate the topic
task/topic; basic voice and __ Style fits the purpose of the (W2d)(L6).
tone. task/topic; appropriate voice and __ Style fits the purpose of the task/topic;
tone. strong voice and clear, objective and
appropriate tone (W2e)(L3).
__ Developing use of __ Basic use of capitalization, __ Proficient use of capitalization, __ Exemplary use of capitalization,
CONVENTIONS

capitalization and punctuation. punctuation, and grammar. punctuation, grammar and punctuation, grammar and
__ Paragraph formation and no __ Format and/or partial proofreading. proofreading (L2).
use of citations. use of citations. __ Complete format and use of __ Command of format and proper use of
Citations. citations (L3a).

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