Grade 5
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Content & Organization
·   clearly states a main idea that is focused and interesting
·   show excellent control of the topic
·   carefully selects details that clearly explain the main idea
·   shows careful planning.
·   the reader can move easily from beginning to end
·   states a main idea and sticks to the topic
·   shows knowledge of the topic
·   allows the reader to identify the main ideas and the supporting details
·   logically connects ideas
·   presents a thoughtful conclusion
·may be unclear and uses few appropriate details
·has some control of the topic
·details are not related to the ideas
·may have trouble ordering facts
·may not present a logical conclusion
· seems to have no purpose
· ideas go off in several directions
· does not include details
· shows an extreme lack of organization
· presents disconnected ideas and details
Usage
·   crafts sentences to flow smoothly
·   uses simple and complex sentences effectively and creatively
·   uses words that are accurate, powerful, and meaningful
·   makes sentences flow so that they sound natural
·   uses both simple and complex sentences
·   uses words that are accurate to make the message clear
· crafts understandable sentences
· does not vary sentence length or pattern
· may overuse certain words and/or expressions
· uses sentences that are incomplete
· has a difficult time finding the right words
· may repeat words and phrases over and over again
Voice
·   skillfully matches the message to the purpose and the audience
·   has an exceptional ability to speak to the reader
·   shows deep involvement with the topic
·   is involved with the topic
·   matches the message to the purpose and the audience
· is not always involved with the topic
· begins to match the way the message sounds with the purpose and the audience
 
· does not make an effort to deal with the topic, purpose, or audience in an interesting way
Mechanics
·      accurately spells even difficult words
·      effectively uses punctuation
·      uses capitalization correctly
·      places paragraphs effectively
·      properly uses the rules of English
·   accurately spells almost all words
·   uses end punctuation correctly
·   uses capitalization to begin all sentences
·   places paragraphs appropriately
·   uses subjects and verbs correctly
· often has spelling errors
· does not always use end punctuation
· exhibits capitalization errors
· places paragraphs incorrectly
· uses subjects and verbs that do not agree
· has many spelling, capitalization, and punctuation errors
· has some parts that may be impossible to follow or understand
· places paragraphs incorrectly or does not use them at all
· uses subjects and verbs that do not go together
Presentation
·      handwriting is neat, readable, and consistent
·      spacing is uniform between letters and words
·      text is easy to read
· handwriting is correct and readable
· spacing is consistent and neat
·      handwritten letters and words are readable with limited problems in letter shape and form
·      spacing is inconsistent
· handwritten letters are irregular, formed inconsistently, or incorrect
· spacing is unbalanced or absent
· reader can’t identify letters
The Academy of
St. Francis of Assisi
400 Totowa Road
Totowa, NJ, 07512

Phone:
973.956.8824

Fax:
973.956.9430

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The Academy of St. Francis of Assisi
400 Totowa Road, Totowa, New Jersey 07512
Phone: 973.956.8824
Fax: 973.956.9430