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3rd Grade Writing Rubric Draft 04-27-2011 (1)

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3rd Grade Writing Rubric Draft



3 – Meets Standards

2 – Approaching Standards

1 – Below Standards

Writing Strategies




Mature Writing that demonstrates sophistication beyond grade level

Piece fully addresses the topic; a complete and thoughtful paragraph

  • There is one clear, focused topic

  • An effective introduction provides context or purpose

  • Supporting facts/details are concrete and organized for the task or purpose; they convey ideas and information clearly

  • Conclusion provides a sense of closure

Piece partially addresses the topic; a simple, yet complete paragraph

  • A main idea is present, but is not focused throughout the piece

  • A simple introduction is present

  • Supporting details may not be concrete or relevant; more details and supporting information are needed

  • The conclusion is weak

Piece does not address / minimally addresses the topic; not a paragraph

  • There may be no main idea

  • There is no clear introduction

  • Supporting details and information may be missing, unclear, or not related to the topic

  • There is no conclusion

Writing Applications

Sentence Structure



Mature Writing that demonstrates sophistication beyond grade level

Language is clear; vocabulary is generally specific; writing helps reader “get to know” writer

  • There is some variety in sentence types (simple, compound, complex)

  • Vocabulary is generally well-chosen and specific

  • The writer’s voice is emerging

Language is inconsistent; voca-bulary is general; writing shows some attempt to show voice

  • Sentence types are beginning to show variety

  • Vocabulary is general

  • The writer’s voice is inconsistent

Language is clear. Vocabulary is generally specific. Writing helps reader “get to know” writer.

  • Sentences are simple and short

  • Vocabulary is imprecise

  • Writer’s voice is not evident

Writing Conventions





Mature Writing that demonstrates sophistication beyond grade level

Student has control of most 3rd grade appropriate conventions

  • There are few grammar errors

  • Spelling does not distract from the content; one-syllable words are generally spelled correctly

  • There are few errors in capitalization or punctuation

Errors in grammar, punctuation and/or spelling are distracting

  • There are some grammar errors

  • Some common words are spelled incorrectly

  • There are some errors in capitalization and/or punctuation

Errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation make the piece difficult to read

  • There are many grammar errors

  • Many common words are spelled incorrectly

  • There are many errors in capitalization and/or punctuation.


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