Grading Rubric for Social Studies Writing
11-12 Grade Rubric

2 - Meets the standard
1 – Partially meets the standard
0 – Does not meet the standard
(3) – Exceeds the standard

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Introduction defines and describes topic:

Clear supported thesis and sub thesis (last in the intro):      

Focused paragraphs using topic sentences (sub thesis):

Support has accurate, well-developed details with examples & explanation:

Writer's unique voice is present:

Recognizes a strong opposing view and writes an effective counter argument:

Conclusion highlights relevance:
Why is this issue important?
Why should we care?
What was learned?


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