Striving to educate students to read critically, to reason logically, and to write clearly
Ideas are clear, original and focused. Main idea stands out along with details.
The organization of the writing helps create and develop the central theme of the story. Sequencing of ideas and sentences is logical and the transitions are smooth.
The voice is natural and engages the reader.
4.) Word choice
Imagery is clear and strong use of verbs and adjectives.
5.) Sentence Fluency
Writing has flow and rhythm. Each paragraph connects to the last. It should be like a river; it flows.
Correct grammar affects clarity and organization.