Rubric for Paragraph Writing
Paragraph Rubric

Introduction:
(2 points) highlight topic sentence(s) green - minimum one sentence
Introduce your topic (8 points)
8 - truly memorable, very clear, enjoyable to read, skillfully written
6 - informative, clear focus, sentences read smoothly
4 - more details needed, some incomplete sentences
2 - needs to be clearer, too many general words, short choppy incomplete sentences

Body:
Used a minimum of 3 specific details to inform your audience (Be specific to the assignment
Discuss your topic (8 points)
8 - truly memorable, very clear, enjoyable to read, skillfully written 6 - informative, clear focus, sentences read smoothly 4 - more details needed, some incomplete sentences 2 - needs to be clearer, too many general words, short choppy incomplete sentences Conclusion: (2 points) highlight reflective sentence(s) red - minimum one sentence Feelings and reaction about your topic (8 points) 8 - truly memorable, very clear, enjoyable to read, skillfully written 6 - informative, clear focus, sentences read smoothly 4 - more details needed, some incomplete sentences 2 - needs to be clearer, too many general words, short choppy incomplete sentences Conventions: (5 points) Correct all punctuation, grammar and spelling errors 5 - error free 4-1 - errors that need to be corrected 0 - many errors confuse the reader