Persuasive marking rubric

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Low

Medium

High

Vocabulary

Simple language

Appropriate words or word groups

Some use of figurative language

 

Language choice is well matched to genre.

Confident use of figurative language

Cohesion

Small selection of simple connectives

Repetition of nouns or unreferenced pronouns

Cohesive devices are used correctly to support reader understanding

Meaning is clear and text flows well in a sustained piece of writing.

An extended, highly cohesive piece of writing showing continuity of ideas and tightly linked sections of text.

Sentence structure

Simple sentences are correct

Meaning is predominantly clear.

 

 

Simple & compound sentences are correct

Most complex sentences are correct

 

All sentences are correct. Writing contains controlled and well-developed sentences that

express precise meaning and are consistently effective.

Punctuation

Punctuation is minimal and of little assistance to the reader.

Some correct punctuation across categories

Punctuation is accurate and provides precise markers to pace and control reading of the text.

Spelling

Correct spelling of:  most simple words, some common words

Correct spelling of: simple words, most common words, some difficult words.

 

Correct spelling of most words, including difficult and challenging words.

.

 

 

 

 

Text features specific to Persuasive

Audience

Shows basic awareness of audience expectations

Shows basic awareness of

audience expectations

Shows basic awareness of

audience expectations

Text structure.

Minimal evidence of persuasive structure

 

Text contains an introduction, a body and conclusion

 

Coherent, controlled and complete argument

 Paragraphing

No use of paragraphing

 

 

All paragraphs are focused on one idea or set of like ideas

 

Paragraphing supports argument

Paragraphs are ordered and cumulatively build argument

across text

Ideas

Ideas are very few and very simple Ideas appear unrelated

May contain ineffective or unrelated ideas

May be assertions/opinions

Ideas are generated, selected and crafted to be highly

persuasive

Persuasive devices

Uses a statement or statements of personal opinion

 

Uses three or more instances of persuasive devices that support the

writer’s position (at least two types)

Sustained and effective use of persuasive devices

Many devices are used to persuade the reader

 

 

Checklist:

 

 

Details about each marking criteria

NAPLAN marking criteria

Vocabulary

The range and precision of contextually appropriate language choices

Cohesion

The control of multiple threads and relationships across the text, achieved through the use of referring words, ellipsis, text connectives, substitutions and word associations

Sentences

The production of grammatically correct, structurally sound and meaningful sentences

Punctuation

The use of correct and appropriate punctuation to aid the reading of the text

Spelling

The accuracy of spelling and the difficulty of the words used

Elements specific to writing genre: Persuasive

Audience

The writer’s capacity to orient, engage and persuade the reader

Text structure

The organisation of the structural components of a persuasive text (introduction, body and conclusion) into an appropriate and effective text structure

Persuasive devices

 

The use of a range of persuasive devices to enhance the writer’s position and persuade the reader

Paragraphing

The segmenting of text into paragraphs that assists the reader to follow the line of argument

Ideas

The selection, relevance and elaboration of ideas for a persuasive argument

 

Range of score points for each criterion:

Audience

Vocab

Cohesion

Sent

Punct

Spelling

Text structure

Paragraphing

Ideas

Writing genre features

0-6

0-5

0-4

0-6

0-5

0-6

0-4

0-3

0-5

0-4