This rubric is my student friendly version for grades 5-12 based on the original for the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.
You will notice that there are only specific guidelines for scores of 5, 3, and 1. At paper can still earn a rating of a 4 or 2. If a paper is not quite a 5, but better than a 3, it is a 4. If a paper is not quite a 3, but better than a 1, it is a 2.
WORD CHOICE RUBRIC
Rating of 5 (Strong):
The writing creates a mental picture for the reader. The writer uses powerful action verbs, accurate adjectives, and precise nouns. The language is natural.
Rating of 3 (Developing):
The language is functional, but it is difficult for the reader to get a mental picture. The writer uses everyday language well, but may rely on clichés and slang. The writer may repeat or misuse some words.
Rating of 1 (Beginning):
The writer's vocabulary is limited. The writer has a hard time finding the right words to get his message across to the reader.
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