Use this rubric to grade student paragraphs on any scientific topic.
The rubric was designed in collaboration between a science content teacher and an English language development coach to address academic language in student writing.
Based on the WIDA components of academic language, the rubric includes assessment of the word/phrase, sentence, and discourse levels.
Specifically addresses the most common student writing mistakes.
2 rubrics per page. Just print and cut.
Based on a 20-point scale, but editable word document will allow you to customize the points or items in the rubric for your own students.
Easy to use holistic rubric-- simply circle the best descriptors of student writing and total the points.
Notes section included for teacher notes. Or, for easy scaffolding, have students make notes on vocab and sentence frames to use in the notes section before writing.
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