This is a great rubric to use to assess student PERSUASIVE writing samples. The student is scored on an excellent job, appropriate usage, or needs improvement scale. The skills assessed are content (has a clear opinion, and clearly stated arguments, staying on topic), mechanics (capitalization, punctuation), spelling (sight words/spelling words, phonics skills and known spelling patterns, and grammar (noun/verb agreement, not missing words, sentences have a noun and a verb). Thank you so much for checking out my work!
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