Journal Writing
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Journal Writing Rubric

Below Standard
1


Approaching Standard
2


Standard
3


Above Standards
4


Connection to Purpose
journal
Exhibits a level of comprehension that is mostly literal with some personal responses, and no critical responses.
Exhibits a level of comprehension that is mostly literal or personal, with few critical responses.
Exhibits a level of comprehension that extends beyond the literal to the personal with some critical responses.
Exhibits a level of comprehension that extends beyond the literal to the personal, critical, evaluative responses.
Ideas/Content journal
Ideas are limited and text may be repetitious, incomplete, or irrelevant.
Ideas are clear but more response is needed.  Maybe incomplete or irrelevant.
Ideas are clear and responses are fairly thorough and thoughtful.
Ideas are clear, original, and thoughtful.  Main idea stands out with supportive details.
Voice
journal
Writing is lifeless and mechanical. No feeling or emotion.
Writer seems sincere, but uninvolved.
Writer is direct and honest, but lacks expression to involve the reader. Some feeling and emotion is attempted.
Writer is direct and honest. Writer engages reader with a clear picture and feeling.
Writing Performance:
Conventions
journal
Frequent serious disruptions in grammar and usage which may affect meaning.
Grammar and/or punctuation errors are common.
One or two grammar and/or punctuation errors.
Free from conventional errors. Grammar usage contributes to meaning.
Writing Performance:
Neatness
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Handwriting is messy and maybe unreadable.
Handwriting is readable but effort for overall neatness is low.
Neat handwriting but overall appearance needs improvements.
Handwriting and overall appearance is superb.

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