Grading Rubrics

Rubric for grading a summary/response

Category Very Good - 3 pts Good - 2 pts Fair - 1 pt Poor - 0 pts
Summary content Summarizes entire article well Summarizes entire article but it may not do an equally good job of all parts Summarizes most of the article but not all of it Discusses very little or none of the article
Response content Shows real thought support for that thinking Shows real thought but may be lacking some of the support Shows evidence of some real thinking and support for it Shows little, if any, real thought
Use of English Text can be easily understood and there are very few errors in grammar, punctuation, or word choice Text can be easily understood and there are very few errors in grammar or punctuation, but there may be several errors in word choice Text can be understood with some difficulty. Text contains so many errors that it is very difficult to understand.
Correct use of sources Includes all necessary information about the source — title, author, url or other publication information. Text is entirely in the words of the author. Includes all necessary information — title, author, url or other publication information. Text is not all in the author's own words but uses some words and phrases from the original text. Text contains most of the necessary information but not all. Text is not all in the author's own words but uses some words and phrases from the original text. Text lacks more than half the necessary information. Large parts of it are not in the author's own words.
Organization Text follows a logical plan of organization. Text may be somewhat disorganized. There is no apparent organization. Text is so poorly written that I cannot evaluate the organization.

Rubric for grading a summary

Category Very Good - 2 pts Fair - 1 pt Poor - 0 pts
Reference Includes all necessary material — title, author, url or other publication information Contains most of the necessary information but not all Lacks more than half the necessary information
Content Summarizes the content of the article well Summarizes most of the article Discusses only a small portion of the article
Use of English Text can be easily understood even though there may be some grammatical problems. Text can be understood with some difficulty. Text contains so many errors that it is very difficult to understand.
Use of own words Text is entirely in the words of the author rather than those of the original text. There may be a few words that were copied but whole sentences are never just copied from the original. Most of the text is just copied from the original.
Organization Text follows a logical plan of organization. Text may be somewhat disorganized. There is no apparent organization

Rubric for grading a short blog post (Not Freewriting)

Category Very Good - 2 pts Fair - 1 pt Poor - 0 pts
Content Post demonstrates thinking Post demonstrates no real thinking Post is either not there or says almost nothing
Form Post is easy to understand Post can be understood with difficulty Post cannot be understood or is not there

Rubric for grading freewriting

Category Very Good - 2 pts Fair - 1 pt Poor - 0 pts
Content Post demonstrates thinking Post demonstrates no real thinking Post is either not there or says almost nothing
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