Information report marking rubric

       

Low

Medium

High

Audience

Shows basic awareness of audience expectations

Shows some awareness of

audience expectations

Shows a confident use of features to fulfil audience expectations

Vocabulary

Simple language

Appropriate words or word groups

Some use of topic specific vocabulary

Language choice is well matched to genre.

Confident use of topic specific vocabulary.

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.

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Text features specific to Information report

Text features

Minimal evidence of the necessary text features.

 

Text contains some headings, and visuals to support the text

Clear and appropriate use of headings, subheadings and visuals to support the text

Text structure.

Minimal evidence of a report structure

 

Text contains an introduction, a body and conclusion

 

Text includes an introduction, a series of logically sequenced topics, and a concluding statement.

 Paragraphing

No use of paragraphing

 

 

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

 

All paragraphs are focused on one idea.

Paragraphs are logically sequenced.

Ideas

Ideas are very few and very simple Ideas appear unrelated

May contain ineffective or unrelated ideas

May be assertions/opinions

Ideas are original and reveal a depth of understanding of the topic

 

Checklist:

 

 

Details about each marking criteria

NAPLAN marking criteria

Audience

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

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: Informative

Text features

(information report)

The use of headings, subheadings, visuals to support the text and use of informative and specific vocabulary

Text structure

The organisation of the structural components of an informative text   (opening statement, series of facts and conclusion) into an appropriate and effective text structure

Paragraphing

The segmenting of text into paragraphs that assists the reader to negotiate the narrative

Ideas

The selection and development of ideas for an information report

 

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