Written Language Rubric

This is the second grade summative written language rubric. Second graders are assessed in the area of writing each quarter. The goal is to see progressive growth in students’ writing over the course of the entire school year. We would expect students to reach proficiency by the end of the 4th quarter. This rubric will go home quarterly along with the report card.

  Exceeding Proficient Approaching Emerging
Text Types & Purposes Applies knowledge of genre structures across the curriculum & actively reads like a writer, in and out of the writing class.

Slice of Life (narrative)

Non-Fiction (informative)

Reviews (opinion)

Literary Nonfiction (informative)

Poetry

Demonstrates knowledge of genre structures.

 

Slice of Life (narrative)

Non-Fiction (informative)

Reviews (opinion)

Literary Nonfiction (informative)

Poetry

Demonstrates some knowledge of genre structures.

 

Slice of Life (narrative)

Non-Fiction (informative)

Reviews (opinion)

Literary Nonfiction (informative)

Poetry

Has limited knowledge of genre structures.

 

Slice of Life (narrative)

Non-Fiction (informative)

Reviews (opinion)

Literary Nonfiction (informative)

·       Poetry

 

Production & Distribution of Writing The writer provides evidence of revision & editing with limited guidance and support from peers and adults The writer provides evidence of revision & editing with guidance and support from peers and adults The writer provides little evidence of revision & editing after multiple reminders or heavy support The writer provides no evidence of revision & editing after multiple reminders or heavy support
Independently uses a variety of tools (which may include digital tools) to produce and publish writing With guidance and support from adults, uses a variety of tools (which may include digital tools) to produce and publish writing With guidance and support from adults, uses a limited variety of tools (which may include digital tools) to produce and publish writing With guidance and support from adults, uses a tool (which may include digital tools) to produce and publish writing
Independently varies topic, structure (& sometimes genre) according to audience & purpose With help from an adult, varies topic & structure according to audience & purpose Demonstrates knowledge of audience & purpose. Has little variation of topic and structure Does not demonstrate knowledge of audience & purpose.   Does not vary topic and structure
Research to Build & Present Knowledge Recalls and uses relevant information from experiences and gathers information from research to write or answer a question Recalls and uses relevant information from experiences or gathers relevant information through research to write or answer a question Recalls & uses relevant information from experiences with adult support to write or answer a question Has difficulty recalling and using relevant background knowledge to write or answer a question
Conventions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conventions Cont.

Not applicable for this grade level Consistently forms letters correctly Frequently forms all letters correctly Inconsistently forms all letters correctly
Not applicable for this grade level Consistently uses correct spacing in between words Frequently uses correct spacing in between words Inconsistently uses correct spacing between words
With consistency, creativity and risk-taking, independently demonstrates command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing:

collective & irregular plural nouns

reflexive pronouns

irregular verbs

adjectives

adverbs

simple & complex sentences

Independently demonstrates command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing:

 

collective & irregular plural nouns

reflexive pronouns

irregular verbs

adjectives

adverbs

simple & complex sentences

With adult support is beginning to demonstrate some command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing:

 

collective & irregular plural nouns

reflexive pronouns

irregular verbs

adjectives

adverbs

simple & complex sentences

With adult support demonstrates little to no command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing:

 

collective & irregular plural nouns

reflexive pronouns

irregular verbs

adjectives

adverbs

simple & complex sentences

Exceeding Proficient Approaching Emerging
With consistency, creativity and risk-taking, independently demonstrates command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation and spelling when writing:

capitalize proper nouns

commas in letter writing

apostrophes in contractions and possessives

spelling pattern usage

spell grade-appropriate words correctly in writing

Independently demonstrates command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation and spelling when writing:

 

capitalize proper nouns

commas in letter writing

apostrophes in contractions and possessives

spelling pattern usage

spell grade-appropriate words correctly in writing

With adult support is beginning to demonstrate some command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation and spelling when writing:

 

capitalize proper nouns

commas in letter writing

apostrophes in contractions and possessives

spelling pattern usage

spell grade-appropriate words correctly in writing

With adult support demonstrates little to no command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation and spelling when writing:

 

capitalize proper nouns

commas in letter writing

apostrophes in contractions and possessives

spelling pattern usage

pell grade-appropriate words correctly in writing

Knowledge of Language

 

Purposefully varies sentence length to convey meaning (and is able to verbalize intention) Varies sentence length to convey meaning Little attempt at sentence variation to convey meaning No attempt at sentence variation to convey meaning
Vocabulary Acquires and appropriately uses sophisticated vocabulary to enhance writing Acquires and appropriately uses grade level vocabulary to enhance writing Attempts to acquire and appropriately use simple vocabulary to enhance writing Has a limited acquisition and use of vocabulary in writing
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