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explanation of how writing is evaluated

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  1. 1. ELA CriteriaShort Answer and Extended Response Questions M.D. LOC Meaning Development Language use Organization Conventions
  2. 2. Writing/Diagnosis?M.D. LOC Meaning: Did the student give us what we asked for? Does the writing respond to the assignment? Purpose: Persuade, Inform, Entertain
  3. 3. Writing/Diagnosis?M.D. LOC Development: Did the writer provide sufficient relevant and specific information? Details: Reasons, Examples, Descriptions, Statistics, Quotations, References, Anecdotes
  4. 4. Writing/Diagnosis?M.D. LOC Language Use: Does the piece show control over diction, sentence structure, tone, varied and interesting vocabulary, and use of figurative language? Voice: Establish a tone and convey a purpose, connection to audience.
  5. 5. Writing/Diagnosis?M.D. LOC Organization: Does the piece have structure, shape, logical flow, coherence, presence of paragraphing, topic sentence, transition, introduction, conclusion? Text Structure: Begin and end with a sense of resolution
  6. 6. Writing/Diagnosis?M.D. LOC Conventions: Does the student use the correct protocol of Standard Written English? Mechanics: Spelling, punctuation, capitalization, su bject/verb agreement, correct verb forms, pronoun/antecedent agreement, correct pronoun case and number