Lift your grading practices with this standards-based grading rubric for historical argument essays.
This comprehensive rubric doubles as a grading tool for teachers AND a revising and editing checklist for students! I use this Common Core-aligned rubric as a student-facing tool to help kids understand what I'm looking for in their analytical writing. I use it in writing conferences and small-groups with students throughout the writing process, ensuring that every young writer is on target for success.
This rubric breaks down common core standards into student-friendly (and teacher-friendly) language to demystify your grading process. Students will know exactly why they scored the way they did.
This rubric includes grading criteria for:
• Development of thesis and counterargument rebuttal
• Elaboration, reasoning, and analysis
• Transitions and organization
Use this product with:
☺Middle school students (grade 6, 7, 8)
☺Struggling writers at the high school level
☺Students new to essay writing
☺English Language Learners (ELLs)
☺Students with IEPs
Aligned to Common Core Writing and Social Studies Standards:
■ CCSSWHST7.1- Write arguments focused on discipline specific content
■CCSSWHST7.1A - Introduce claims about a topic or issue, acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically
■ CCSSWHST7.1B - Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources
■CCSSWHST7.1C - Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence
CCSSWHST7.1D - Establish and maintain a formal style
CCSSWHST7.1E - Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
■ CCSSRH7.1 - Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources