Descriptive Essay Rubric

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Descriptive Essay Rubric

Post  MzM on Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:47 pm

___The Writing
Focuses on an interesting subject, object, or place
Contains a variety of sensory details
Informs and entertains the reader.

___ Local Organization
Has a strong beginning, clear development, and an effective ending
Creates a whole picture of the object or place being described

___ Engaging Voice
Shows a thorough knowledge of the place or object being described
Speaks with an appropriate voice

___ Original Word Choice
Contains specific nouns, vivid verbs, and colorful modifiers
Uses terms appropriate to the purpose and audience

___ Effective Sentence Style
Flows smoothly from one idea to the next
Shows variety of sentence structure

___ Correct, Accurate Copy
Adheres to the basic rules of grammar, spelling, and punctuation
Follows the correct formatting guidelines

Scoring Guide:
2=Keep Working
4=Mastery Shown
5=Expert Level

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