Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

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Kipling Elementary School is a Chicago Public School educating students from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.

9-26-16 Middle School Science Writing Rubric

9-26-16 Middle School Science Writing Rubric


Please read all directions carefully. You must follow the rubric below as you respond to open ended questions that are to be written in paragraph form and or writing sentences. Your writing must be reflective of a middle school student at all times.

Rubric: = A

1.  All rules of writing apply.

2.  Sentences must answer the questions you have been asked.

3.  You must use your scientific vocabulary as you write.

4.  Sentences must have key details so the reader is clear of your understanding.

5.  You must indent.

6.  Sentences must be a complete thought.

7.  Sentences must begin with capital letters and end with proper punctuation.

8.  Do not begin sentences with conjunctions (but, also, so, because, yet, however, and, nor, after, as, before, since, until, when, whether, though, and once).

9.  Use clear reasoning to support your responses from the text.

10.       You must organize your thoughts clearly.