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Fifth Grade

Expository Writing Rubric

Categories

Requirements 5 4 3 2 1

Introduction Paragraph

Both lead and topic sentence are included and creatively written Both included creatively Either Neither

 1st Reason

All of the following are included and written creatively: topic sentence, three details with elaboration, transition to next paragraph All included creatively Some None

2nd Reason

All of the following are included and written creatively: topic sentence, three details with elaboration, transition to next paragraph All included creatively Some None

 3rd Reason

All of the following are included and written creatively: topic sentence, three details with elaboration, conclusion sentence All included creatively Some None

Conclusion

Lead and topic sentence are both reworded and tie back to the introduction creatively Both included creatively Either Neither

Mechanics

No spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure errors No errors Some Many

Focus & Flow

Writing is focused and flows in all paragraphs Always focused and flows Some Never

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