Informative Explanatory Writing Rubric Grades 6-12

Tracee Orman
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6th - 12th, Homeschool, Staff
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Common Core Informative Explanatory Writing Rubric Grades 6-12

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Detailed rubric for informative and explanatory writing, aligned to the Common Core State Standards for writing (W.2 strand) with a second rubric incorporating the technology criteria.

Also includes half-page easy score card for quick grading.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.


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