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    6+1 Trait Writing Model : Character Sketch Rubric


    Teacher Name: Mr. Gorowski


    Student Name:     ________________________________________

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Word Choice
Writer uses vivid words and phrases that linger or draw pictures in the reader's mind, and the choice and placement of the words seems accurate, natural and not forced.
Writer uses vivid words and phrases that linger or draw pictures in the reader's mind, but occasionally the words are used inaccurately or seem overdone.
Writer uses words that communicate clearly, but the writing lacks variety, punch or flair.
Writer uses a limited vocabulary that does not communicate strongly or capture the reader's interest. Jargon or cliches may be present and detract from the meaning.
Introduction (Organization)
The introduction is inviting, states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper.
The introduction clearly states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper, but is not particularly inviting to the reader.
The introduction states the main topic, but does not adequately preview the structure of the paper nor is it particularly inviting to the reader.
There is no clear introduction of the main topic or structure of the paper.
Sequencing (Organization)
Details are placed in a logical order and the way they are presented effectively keeps the interest of the reader.
Details are placed in a logical order, but the way in which they are presented/introduced sometimes makes the writing less interesting.
Some details are not in a logical or expected order, and this distracts the reader.
Many details are not in a logical or expected order. There is little sense that the writing is organized.
Transitions (Organization)
A variety of thoughtful transitions are used. They clearly show how ideas are connected.
Transitions clearly show how ideas are connected, but there is little variety.
Some transitions work well; but connections between other ideas are fuzzy.
The transitions between ideas are unclear or nonexistant.
Accuracy of Facts (Content)
All supportive facts are reported accurately.
Almost all supportive facts are reported accurately.
Most supportive facts are reported accurately.
NO facts are reported OR most are inaccurately reported.
Support for Topic (Content)
Relevant, telling, quality details give the reader important information that goes beyond the obvious or predictable.
Supporting details and information are relevant, but one key issue or portion of the storyline is unsupported.
Supporting details and information are relevant, but several key issues or portions of the storyline are unsupported.
Supporting details and information are typically unclear or not related to the topic.
Focus on Topic (Content)
There is one clear, well-focused topic. Main idea stands out and is supported by detailed information.
Main idea is clear but the supporting information is general.
Main idea is somewhat clear but there is a need for more supporting information.
The main idea is not clear. There is a seemingly random collection of information.
Pacing (Organization)
The pacing is well-controlled. The writer knows when to slow down and elaborate, and when to pick up the pace and move on.
The pacing is generally well-controlled but the writer occasionally does not elaborate enough.
The pacing is generally well-controlled but the writer sometimes repeats the same point over and over, or spends too much time on details that don't matter.
The pacing often feels awkward to the reader. The writer elaborates when there is little need, and then leaves out necessary supporting information.

Date Created: Aug 21, 2004 10:56 am (CDT)


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