This is a general narrative writing rubric. It is closely aligned to the expectations for grade level performance according to Common Core. It is designed so that a student meeting the grade level expectations for grade 5 will receive full points. A student performing between 4th and 5th grade will receive a score in the A/B range. A student scoring at the 4th grade level will receive a score in the C range.
The indicators for each criteria reflect the expecations for grade levels 3-5. In between these indicators you will see a blank box. Use this box and the associated score if a student has mastered the skills in one level but not quite in the next. For instance, if a student has met all the expectations for grade 4 in the Word Choice category, but only one expectation for grade 5, they would score as "Approaching Grade 5" and receive a score of 4.5/5 for that criteria.
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