Thesis statements
Rubric Proficiency--Style and Support
Supporting points
Rubric Proficiency--Structure and Focus
Conventions
100
a thesis statement for the writing prompt: Write to explain your favorite subject in school and why it is your favorite.
What is "My favorite class in school is Algebra I."
100
The rubric score for a paper that is confusing, loosely focused, and awkward to read.
What is Not Proficient
100
Two supporting points for the essay prompt, "Explain the qualities of a good friend."
What is (list two qualities such as faithful, friendly, honest, etc.)
100
The grade I will probably recieve if I include off-topic information in my essay.
What is Not Proficient?
100
The punctuation that is missing in the following sentence: I went to the store the bank and then home.
What is a comma?
200
A thesis statement for the writing prompt: Write to explain what your favorite food is and why it is your favorite.
What is "My favorite food is spaghetti."
200
The rubric score for a paper with a mechanical style, but is focused on the topic with an identifialbe thesis, supporting points, and functional structure.
What is a C?
200
Two supporting points for this prompt could be: Because they help when studying for tests, and they help keep information organized.
What is the prompt, "Explain two reasons why a student should take notes in class."?
200
The grades I will not receive for my essay if all my sentences are structured the same.
What are A and B?
200
What should be done to the letter i every time it is used as a word by itself.
What is capitalization?
300
A thesis statement for the writing prompt: Write to explain how a challenge you had while growing up affected your life.
What is "The challenge of learning to keep organized in school helped me to mature."
300
The score of a paper that has a style that is so compelling, it is almost lyrical.
What is an A?
300
Three supporting points for thesis statement, "Spaghetti is my favorite food."
What is (three reasons why spaghetti is a good food)?
300
The grades I could receive on my essay if the focus is clear and the thesis is identifiable.
What are A, B, and C?
300
What should be done at the beginning of every new paragraph.
What is indenting?
400
The writing prompt for an essay with a thesis statement of, "The best day of my life was the day I went to Disneyland with my grandparents."
What is "Write to describe the best day of your life and explain..."
400
The grade of a paper that is supported with details that are logical and relevant, but may be only somewhat developed and expanded.
What is a B?
400
A thesis statement for an essay with the supporting points of: I am good at dribbling, I have a great shooting average, and I like a sport that takes teamwork to succeed.
What is "Basketball is my favorite sport"?
400
The grade I am likely to receive if my essay has a structure that is functional, but doesn't necessarily work well with the topic or appear especially thoughtful.
What is a C?
400
What is wrong with the following: She ran down the street I never saw her again.
What is a run-on sentence--should have a period after the word street?
500
The writing prompt for the essay with the following thesis statement: "The embarrassment of splitting my pants wide open in fourth grade affected me in several ways."
What is "Write to explain the effects of the most embarrassing moment of your life."
500
Support of details that are intriguing, relevant, and significant describes this grade.
What is an A?
500
Three supporting points for the writing prompt: "Explain how a favorite teacher has impacted your life."
What is (list three ways a teacher affected a student's life)?
500
The grade I will likely receive on my essay if my organization does not fit the topic or purpose of the writing prompt.
What is Not Proficient?
500
The reason why a comma should be placed after the word practice in the following sentence: While I still need practice I can play Mozart pieces smoothly on the piano.
What is placing a comma after an introductory phrase in a sentence?
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