Simplify assessment and provide meaningful feedback with this EDITABLE argument writing rubric for a claim paragraph. This standards-based rubric is thoughtfully designed with "writer-first" language that validates students' attempts and encourages growth. Each rubric descriptor starts with "The writer" and emphasizes the student, rather than the piece of writing. When you value the WRITER, the WRITING will inevitably get better! The descriptors also emphasize how the writer's choices affect readers, which bridges the gap between writing and literary analysis.
This resource is a 100% EDITABLE Google doc so that you can adjust the terminology to reflect your students' needs and your specific assignments. You can use this digitally or print it: whatever works!
Please note that this rubric is designed to evaluate a claim paragraph to meet the following 9-12 CCSS Writing Standards:
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