CCSS-aligned Writing Rubric, Informative (Grades 9-10)

CCSS-aligned Writing Rubric, Informative (Grades 9-10)

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This rubric utilizes the following criteria:

  • Focus: The text focuses on a topic to inform a reader with ideas, concepts, information, etc.
  • Development: The text presents relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, and examples. The conclusion ties to and supports the information/explanation.
  • Audience: The author anticipates the audience’s background knowledge of the topic.
  • Cohesion: The text uses appropriate and varied transitions to link the major sections of the text, creates cohesion, and clarifies the relationships among complex ideas and concepts.
  • Language and Style: The text presents a formal, objective tone and uses precise language and topic-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic.
  • Conventions: The text demonstrates standard English conventions of usage and mechanics along with discipline- specific requirements (i.e. MLA, APA, etc.).

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This CCSS-aligned writing rubric was developed and written by the English Professional Learning Council.