Basic Paragraph (Learning Support Rubric SLO1)

Basic Paragraph (Learning Support Rubric SLO1)

This rubric is used to to assess Learning Support Students' abilities to write a basic paragraph.

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Definition

This rubric is used to to assess Learning Support Students' abilities to write a basic paragraph.

This rubric utilizes the following criteria:

  • Topic Sentence: A topic sentence that is clear, correctly placed, and has a topic and direction.
  • Major Details: The paragraphs include clear transitions introducing three clearly stated major details. All major details support the topic sentence.
  • Development of Ideas: Each major detail has two sentences of minor details/explanation which are specific and relate to the major detail.
  • Concluding Sentence: A concluding sentence either creatively restates the idea in the topic sentence or creatively summarizes the ideas presented in the Paragraph.
  • Mechanics, Punctuation, and Grammar: Paragraphs have fewer than three errors in punctuation, capitalization, spelling or grammar errors.

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Submitted by:
Gwen Pittman
Learning Support English Instructor
Southwest Georgia Technical College
Thomasville, Georgia, U.S.

Gwen Pittman is a Learning Support English instructor at a technical college in Southwest Georgia. She uses this rubric as a basic paragraph assessment for her students.