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ABC Composition



Rubric ABC Answer the question. Back it up with evidence from the text. Connect the ideas back to the text.
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 Answer

Did you answer the question that was asked?
Did you restate the question?
 Yes/No  Yes/No with sentence  Yes/No
with complete and accurate sentence
 Yes/No with complete and accurate sentence with voice
 Back It Up

Did you back up your answer with evidence from the text?
Did you QUOTE from the text?
Did you explain your evidence? 
 Include one relevant detail

Included two-three relevant details



 Included four relevant details and quotes;
 
 Included four relevant details and quotes with explanations 
or more details

 Comment
or connect 

Did you connect your evidence to your answer in a concluding statement?
 Includes (relevant)
one comment or connection  to connect the details back to the text   
 Includes (relevant) two of these: comment
or
connections
or two comments or two connections back to the orignal text
 Includes (relevant) a comment or connection back to the text 
with each of four details and quote -
 Includes (relevant) a comment or connection back to the text with each details  and quote that engages the reader or explains the writers application of the detail/quote
 Writing  Writes in lists or phrases; few complete sentences; includes convention errors  Writes in paragraph that is somewhat organized with complete sentences that provide evidence to support position; includes position; may include a transition; may include some persuasive words; includes evidence to support position; may include conclusion  Writes in paragraph what includes:
  • introductory position
  • main idea sentences followed by interesting details/evidence sentences that support the position
  • transition words to connect evidence  (cause/effect; point by point; least to most important)
  • persuasive words
  • conclusion that expects reader to understand AND do something
 All of three, and including word choice -- author musts
to establish a strong voice
Presentation  Reads   Reads with eye contact and some expression  Uses paper as a reference (not just reads), makes eye contact with audience; presents with expression; may answer relevant audience questions  Uses paper as a reference (not just reads), makes eye contact with audience; presents with expression; answers relevant questions of audience; asks relevant questions to audience--engages conversation
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