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Opinion Essays

          
  Opinion Essay Scoring Rubric

 

Points Possible

Writer’s Score

Teacher’s Score

Writer chose a clear thesis with a strong opinion that is maintained throughout the essay.

15

 

 

Writer wrote a well-supported essay in 5- paragraph form with an introduction, 3 paragraphs (at least) in the body, and a conclusion.

15

 

 

Writer wrote with sentence fluency and structured his/her paragraphs correctly.

5

 

 

Writer was able to add vivid details to bring the thesis to life and show his or her thoughts and opinions using a variety of elaborative techniques.

15

 

 

Writer was able to edit and revise his/her story for punctuation, capitalization, spelling and organization.

10

 

 

Writer used “thought prompts” throughout his/her essay and the use of parallel structure is evident.

10

 

 

Writer created an informative introduction with a strong lead, and conclusion, with the thesis and supports/reasons restated in the conclusion, along with additional questions or theories to keep the reader thinking.

15

 

 

 

Writer has written his/her final personal essay very neatly.

10

 

 

Published piece of writing was handed in on time.

5

 

 

 

Total Possible Points =  100

 

Points Earned = ______/100