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Rubric: Recount Writing

Text
features of a
Biography
Ideas

Communicatio
n

Connecting to
the reader

Biography

Learning Goal
Includes a:
- Title
- Introduction
- Body 3 paragraphs
- Conclusion
I clearly state the full
name and let the reader
know who I am writing
about in the
introduction

Level 1
No text features are
included.

Level 2
Some text features
are included.

Level 3
Most text features
are included.

Level 4
All text features are
included.

I am unclear and
didnt share who I am
writing about.Iit is
not clear that my
purpose is to write a
biography to recount
a friends life

I share the name of


who I am writing
about but I am vague
and my purpose. It is
not obvious that I am
writing a biography to
recount their life.

The opening
statement identifies
who I am writing
about AND that I am
writing a biography
recounting my life
events.

The opening
statement identifies
who I am writing
about AND it is clear
that I am writing a
biography recounting
their life events.

I shared events from


my friends life and
organized the info in
the order that the
events occurred
throughout the recount.

I shared very little


about my friends life.
The events are not in
chronological order.

I shared a very few


events about my
friends life and/or I
did not put the events
in chronological order.

I shared most
important events
about my friends life.
The events are in
chronological order.

I shared significant
and important events
about my friends life
in chronological order.

My ideas are well


supported with detail.

Ideas are not


supported with detail.

Some important ideas


are omitted.

Important ideas are


included.

All important ideas


are included.

Ideas are logical, easy


to understand and make
sense to the reader.
I organized my recount
into logical paragraphs.

The writing does not


make sense.

Some of the writing


makes sense.

Writing makes sense.

The writing is logical


and it makes sense.

Writing is not
organized in a logical
order.

Writing needs to be
more organized in a
logical order.

Writing is organized
in a logical order.

Writing is well
organized in a logical
order.

I used a variety of
sentences

I did not use a variety


of sentences to
communicate ideas.

I used some variety in


my sentences to
communicate my ideas

I used a variety of
sentences to
communicate my ideas

I used a variety of
sentences to
communicate my ideas

I used time connectives


(meanwhile, months
later, finally, next).

There are no time


connective words
used in my recount

There are some time


connective words
used in my recount

I wrote in the past and


present tense.

I didnt use the past


and present tense.

I wrote some of my
recount using the
appropriate tense.

There are many time


connective words
used throughout my
recount
I wrote most of my
recount using the
appropriate tense.

There are several


time connective words
used throughout my
recount
I wrote my recount
using the appropriate
tense.

My voice shows I am
excited to share the
accomplishments of the
person I am writing
about.
I used specific details,
verbs and descriptive
language in my word
choice to interest the
reader.

Appropriate voice
cannot be identified
in the writing.

There is some use of


appropriate voice in
the recount.

There is an
appropriate voice is
used in the writing

There is a strong and


convincing voice used
in the writing.

Appropriate word
choice cannot be
identified in the
writing.

Some appropriate
word choice is used in
the writers voice to
recount the persons
life and
accomplishments.

Appropriate word
choice is used to
recount the life and
accomplishments of
who I am writing
about.

Edit for capital letters,


punctuation, spelling,
grammar

There is little
evidence of editing
for conventions and
text features.

There is evidence of
editing for
conventions and text
features.

The tone of my recount


is lively and
entertaining to appeal
to my reader

There is no evident
lively or entertaining
tone in the recount.

There is some
evidence of editing
for conventions and
text features.
There is a somewhat
lively and entertaining
tone is evident in the
recount.

Strong and convincing


word choice is used to
throughout s recount
of the life and
accomplishments of
who I am writing
about.
There is evidence of
careful editing for
conventions and text
features.

I tried to appeal to the


readers emotions or
point of view.

There is no attempt
to appeal to the
readers emotions or
point of view.

There is some
attempt to appeal to
the readers emotions
or point of view.

The writer appealed


to the readers
emotions or point of
view.

There is a convincing
lively and entertaining
tone in the recount
that supports the
writers purpose.

There is a strong,
lively and entertaining
tone in the recount.
It is convincing and
supports the purpose.
The writer went to
great effort to appeal
to the readers
emotions or point of
view.