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Essay Writing Rubrics

Here are some essay writing rubrics to help you get started grading your students’ essays. You will probably have to customize these rubrics to meet your goals and standards, but these should give you a decent place to start.

Persuasive Essay Rubric 1 – This rubric mainly covers the structure of the essay: attention catcher, introduction, body paragraphs, conclusion and so forth. Includes a page explaining the structure of the essay.
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Persuasive Essay Rubric 2 – Another persuasive essay rubric mainly covering the structure of the essay; however, this rubric also requires that the essay is typed.
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Persuasive Essay Rubric 3 – This rubric focuses on both the structure and the format of the persuasive essay and requires students to type their essays.
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Narrative Essay Rubric – This rubric will help you grade narrative essays. It is particularly focused on having a lead or attention catching technique as well as the inclusion of a turning point or climax. Customize the RTF file to meet your specific goals and needs.
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Editing Rubric – This rubric focuses on students’ adherence to grammar and conventions. I used it as part of a grammar and conventions unit that I taught alongside narrative writing.
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Research Paper Rubric – This rubric is focused on assessing research papers. This rubric actually contains two parts: one where reading grades are assigned and one where writing grades are assigned, as I was using this rubric to assign a reading and writing grade.
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Typed Essay Rubric – A multipurpose rubric for both narrative and persuasive essays. This rubric mainly focuses on formatting.
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Sample compare and contrast essay for 4th grade

Comparing and contrasting is a challenging reading skill. Each of these 27 cards features a short passage along with two text-dependent questions. To add more rigor, several of the cards may also require some inference for full understanding. Each card is focused either on people, places, events, or a nonfiction topic. Great for test prep or as extra practice for your text structures lesson. You could use them orally with small groups and have students discuss the answers. They could also be

By Rachel Lynette

  • Subjects:
    • Reading
    • ELA Test Prep
    • Reading Strategies
  • Grades:
    • 3 rd
    • 4 th
    • 5 th
    • Homeschool
  • Types:
    • Activities
    • Literacy Center Ideas
    • Task Cards
  • (6175 ratings)
  • $3.28
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    Compare and Contrast for 3rd — 5th Grade

    Compare and Contrast with Stories, Myths and Traditional Literature is a 52 page set that is a fun and effective way to teach a variety of reading strategies including compare and contrast (stories, characters and story elements), author’s purpose, finding evidence from the text, and making Text to Self, Text to Text, and Text to World Connections. These are short paired text passages using traditional literature your students will love! The literature selected includes Aesop’s Fables, myths

    By The Teacher Next Door

  • Subjects:
    • English Language Arts
    • Literature
    • Reading Strategies
  • Grades:
    • 3 rd
    • 4 th
    • 5 th
    • Homeschool
  • Types:
    • Worksheets
    • Handouts
  • (1598 ratings)
  • $6.50
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    Compare and Contrast Themes & Topics Across Cultures | Teaching Theme

    This product is designed to be used as a teaching supplement for RL.4.9 — Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e. g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e. g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures. →This product could also be used to teach RL.3.9 & RL.5.9. There is a total of 4 mini lessons. In these lessons, students will be introduced to (or review) topic, pattern of events (plot), and

    By Kim Miller

  • Subjects:
    • English Language Arts
    • Reading Strategies
    • Tools for Common Core
  • Grades:
    • 3 rd
    • 4 th
    • 5 th
    • Homeschool
  • Types:
    • Worksheets
    • Activities
    • Printables
  • (1500 ratings)
  • $5.25
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    Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Text — Compare and Contrast Passages

    This 45 page compare and contrast resource helps you teach comparing and contrasting nonfiction texts / informational texts in a variety of different ways, not simply a Venn Diagram. Students will have the opportunity to compare two topics in the same text, as well as to compare and contrast two texts on the same topic. If you are also looking for fiction compare and contrast activities, save over 25% when you buy this as part of my Compare and Contrast Activities Bundle. This compare

    By Kalena Baker — Teaching Made Practical

  • Subjects:
    • Reading
    • Reading Strategies
    • Informational Text
  • Grades:
    • 3 rd
    • 4 th
    • 5 th
    • Homeschool
  • Types:
    • Worksheets
    • Activities
    • Printables
  • (1037 ratings)
  • $6.00
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    Compare and Contrast Task Cards

    A set of 32 Differentiated Compare and Contrast Task Cards using PICTURES & TEXT! The Cards are tiered to help you differentiated your compare and contrast instruction. The first 12 cards use pictures to generate compare and contrast relationships. The next 4 cards require students to identify whether a statement is comparing or contrasting. The next 4 cards have students generate a compare and contrast statement or paragraph when given two topics or ideas. The last 12 cards have

    By Teaching With a Mountain View

  • Subjects:
    • English Language Arts
    • Reading
    • Reading Strategies
  • Grades:
    • 2 nd
    • 3 rd
    • 4 th
    • 5 th
  • Types:
    • Literacy Center Ideas
    • Task Cards
  • (2046 ratings)
  • $2.95
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    Compare and Contrast Reading Passages

    These Compare and Contrast Reading Comprehension Passages will increase fluency and comprehension! — Let’s take «text evidence» to a new level! This pack is concentrated specifically on one comprehension strategy – Comparing and Contrasting! Included are 20 manageable passages that focus on identifying similarities and differences within a text. Having a set of focused passages makes it easy to follow-up with your whole group mini lessons and comprehension lessons within your small groups.

    By Miss DeCarbo

  • Subjects:
    • English Language Arts
    • Reading
    • Reading Strategies
  • Grades:
    • 1 st
    • 2 nd
    • 3 rd
    • Homeschool
  • Types:
    • Worksheets
    • Activities
    • Printables
  • (1521 ratings)
  • $5.00
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    Compare and Contrast RL2.9

    Compare and Contrast RL2.9-This pack is packed full of ideas and resources to use while you are teaching the CCSS standard RL 2.9. If you are not teaching Common Core, then the pack is still valuable to use when teaching students to find similarities in differences in stories. Please check out the preview to see ALL that you’re getting! In the pack you will receive: -3 Mini Lessons-10 Printables -12 Passages (6 stories with 2 stories per page)-7 Interactive Pieces (for notebook or plain

    By Jessica Tobin — Elementary Nest

  • Subjects:
    • English Language Arts
    • Reading
    • Literature
  • Grades:
    • 2 nd
  • Types:
    • Activities
    • Printables
    • Interactive Notebooks
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    Compare and Contrast Activities for Primary Grades

    Learning to compare and contrast information in a text is an important reading comprehension skill. This set of activities will guide young readers through learning how to compare and contrast. They will start by finding basic similarities and differences between two familiar objects using background knowledge and a picture. This activity introduces the vocabulary «compare» and «contrast». Graphic organizers are provided to help your students organize their ideas. After learning to describe

    By Fishyrobb

  • Subjects:
    • English Language Arts
    • Reading
    • Reading Strategies
  • Grades:
    • 1 st
    • 2 nd
    • Homeschool
  • Types:
    • Activities
    • Literacy Center Ideas
    • Graphic Organizers
  • (1098 ratings)
  • $4.50
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    Compare and Contrast Informational Texts on the Same Topic — RI.2.9 & RI.3.9

    Reading comprehension passages and questions aligned to 2nd & 3rd Grade Common Core Compare/ Contrast standards. Encourages students to use text evidence in their answers by color coding. Texts are leveled 560-820. Makes differentiation and scaffolding easy! Table of Contents 1. How Readers Compare and Contrast Journal page 2. Compare/ Contrast Graphic Organizer 3. 6 sets of text with corresponding questions. Articles Included: ♦What to Pack For a Camping Trip/ Camping at Yellowstone

    By Common Core Kingdom

  • Subjects:
    • English Language Arts
    • Reading Strategies
    • Informational Text
  • Grades:
    • 2 nd
    • 3 rd
  • Types:
    • Worksheets
    • Printables
    • Interactive Notebooks
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    Comparing and Contrasting — 6 Nonfiction Passages

    UPDATED Nov 2016- Fixed formatting on pages that had the last choice blocked. *UPDATED Jan 2014- same great content, new formatting. Much more student friendly! *UPDATED Nov 2014- formatted font to make it easier to differentiate between commas and periods. This is a nonfiction text set that includes 6 original passages that will allow your students to practice comparing and contrasting. The topics include: Football/soccer Crocodiles/alligators Dolphins/Orcas Great white shark/hammerhead

    By Gina S

  • Subjects:
    • Reading
    • Informational Text
  • Grades:
    • 2 nd
    • 3 rd
    • 4 th
    • 5 th
  • Types:
    • Lesson Plans (Individual)
    • Other
    • Activities
  • (1030 ratings)
  • $4.00
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    Comparing and Contrasting with the Three Little Pigs Unit

    This fun unit covers common core standard RL 2.9 There are so many fun versions of The Three Little Pigs! Your students will love reading several different versions while learning how to master the common core standard of comparing and contrasting. I have chosen to focus on these 4 versions of the story, but I have designed the unit so that you can adapt

    By Tiffany Gannon

  • Subjects:
    • English Language Arts
    • Reading
    • Literature
  • Grades:
    • 1 st
    • 2 nd
    • 3 rd
    • Homeschool
  • Types:
    • Unit Plans
    • Activities
    • Printables
  • (764 ratings)
  • $6.00
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    Compare and Contrast Informational Text, Comparing Nonfiction Text RI2.9

    Comparing Informational Text RI2.9-This pack is packed full of ideas and resources to use while you are teaching the CCSS standard RI 2.9. If you are not teaching Common Core, then the pack is still valuable to use when teaching students to compare and contrast between two nonfiction texts on the same topic. Please check out the preview to see ALL that you’re getting! In the pack you will receive: -3 Mini Lessons-7 Printables -8 Passage Set (2 to a page, 8 pages, 16 total passages)-4 Interactive

    By Jessica Tobin — Elementary Nest

  • Subjects:
    • English Language Arts
    • Reading
    • Informational Text
  • Grades:
    • 2 nd
  • Types:
    • Activities
    • Printables
    • Interactive Notebooks
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    Compare and Contrast Bundle of Activities

    Compare and Contrast: This bundle contains 5 resources for teaching students how to compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story, by drawing on specific details in the text. For most of these resources, students will practice reading a passage, and then they will write an essay response that cites evidence from the text. This bundle includes: 1. A 33-slide PowerPoint 2. A 4-page PowerPoint Companion Handout 3. A Compare and Contrast Craftivity 4. A

    By Deb Hanson

  • Subjects:
    • English Language Arts
    • Reading
    • ELA Test Prep
  • Grades:
    • 4 th
    • 5 th
    • 6 th
    • Homeschool
  • Types:
    • PowerPoint Presentations
    • Activities
    • Printables
  • (584 ratings)
  • $15.00 $9.99
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    Compare and Contrast: No Prep Visuals, Worksheets, Practice Activities, & More

    #Sept2018SLPMustHaveThis packet is 25% off on September 7th ONLY as part of the SLP Must Have Sale! Enjoy! This packet teaches your students how to compare and contrast. It is incredibly thorough and easy to prep! The entire packet is in black & white so you can simply print and go. Some activities require cutting. It includes the following:•Quiz: Great as a pre/post test to show progress.•Compare/Contrast Student Workbook: Interactive, print and go workbook to help you teach skills. See

    By Speechy Musings

  • Subjects:
    • English Language Arts
    • Special Education
    • Speech Therapy
  • Grades:
    • Kindergarten
    • 1 st
    • 2 nd
    • 3 rd
    • 4 th
    • 5 th
    • 6 th
    • 7 th
  • Types:
    • Worksheets
    • Activities
    • Printables
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  • $14.00
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    Compare and Contrast Texts for Teaching Text Structure

    Compare and contrast articles! Readers often have trouble with the text structure of compare and contrast in expository text. In this file, you’ll find nine texts at multiple levels to help you support your readers as they learn how to read and understand compare and contrast text. Texts include: Palm Trees and Pine Trees, Vernal Pool or Puddle?, Butterfly Lookalikes, Cooking in a Colonial Kitchen, Letters: Then and Now, Etiquette at the Chinese Table, Sea Gulls and Antarctic Skuas, Lentic

    By Emily Kissner

  • Subjects:
    • Reading
    • ELA Test Prep
    • Informational Text
  • Grades:
    • 3 rd
    • 4 th
    • 5 th
    • 6 th
  • Types:
    • Activities
    • Guided Reading Books
    • Printables
  • (569 ratings)
  • $8.99
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    Compare and Contrast RL1.9

    Compare and Contrast RL1.9 — This pack is packed full of ideas and resources to use while you are teaching the CCSS standard RL 1.9. If you are not teaching Common Core, then the pack is still valuable to use when teaching students to find similarities in differences in stories. Please check out the preview to see ALL that you’re getting! In the pack you will receive: -3 Mini Lessons -9 Printables -8 Passages (4 stories with 2 stories per page) -6 Interactive Pieces (for notebook or plain

    By Jessica Tobin — Elementary Nest

  • Subjects:
    • English Language Arts
    • Reading
    • Literature
  • Grades:
    • 1 st
  • Types:
    • Activities
    • Printables
    • Interactive Notebooks
  • (544 ratings)
  • $6.50
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    Non-Fiction Paired Passages for Comparing and Contrasting for 4th-7th Grades

    This download includes eight sets of non-fiction paired passages for comparing and contrasting. Passages are rigorous and high interest, providing for great practice of comparing and contrasting two texts. Each pair of passages is about related topics and each includes a grade equivalent reading level to allow for scaffolding or differentiation. The grade equivalent has been determined using an estimated Lexile level. Graphic organizers are included for each set of paired passages, though

    By TripletMom

  • Subjects:
    • ELA Test Prep
    • Reading Strategies
    • Informational Text
  • Grades:
    • 4 th
    • 5 th
    • 6 th
    • 7 th
  • Types:
    • Test Prep
    • Printables
    • Graphic Organizers
  • (242 ratings)
  • $8.00
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    Compare and Contrast RL3.9

    Compare and Contrast RL3.9 Third Grade Reading: Compare and Contrast Resource This pack is packed full of ideas and resources to use while you are teaching the CCSS standard RL 3.9. If you are not teaching Common Core, then the pack is still valuable to use when teachings students how to compare and contrast fictional texts, specifically comparing plots, settings, and themes from stories by the same author. Please check out the preview to see ALL that you’re getting in this Compare and

    By Jessica Tobin — Elementary Nest

  • Subjects:
    • English Language Arts
    • Reading
    • Literature
  • Grades:
    • 3 rd
    • Homeschool
  • Types:
    • Activities
    • Minilessons
    • Printables
  • (467 ratings)
  • $6.50
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    Red Riding Hood and Lon Po Po (Compare and Contrast Fairy Tales)

    This comparison fairy tale unit was created for use with Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young and Red Riding Hood by James Marshall. The activities included can be used whole group, but also work well as literacy centers in grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3. — It contains: • Twelve comprehension strips with recording sheets for each story • Character trait maps with character trait based writing prompts • Compare and contrast and opinion writing prompts with graphic

    By Second Grade Smiles

  • Subjects:
    • English Language Arts
    • Literature
    • Tools for Common Core
  • Grades:
    • 1 st
    • 2 nd
    • 3 rd
    • Homeschool
  • Types:
    • Lesson Plans (Bundled)
    • Thematic Unit Plans
    • Task Cards
  • (280 ratings)
  • $6.00
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    Compare and Contrast Jar for Workstations and Centers

    *EDITABLE CARDS INCLUDED!* Everything you need to help students work on comparing and contrasting! Students pick a card from the jar and think of ways the two items are the same and different. Next, choose one of the graphic organizers to complete. This packet includes: — instructions for assembly and use -30 compare and contrast cards — editable Power Point cards — label for your jar — jar instructions -3 compare and contrast worksheets Please feel free to check out my store for other

    By Aimee VanMiddlesworth

  • Subjects:
    • English Language Arts
    • Reading
    • Reading Strategies
  • Grades:
    • 2 nd
    • 3 rd
    • 4 th
    • 5 th
  • Types:
    • Activities
    • Literacy Center Ideas
    • Graphic Organizers
  • (320 ratings)
  • $4.50
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    Compare and Contrast Activities Unit — Comparing Informational Texts and Stories

    Teach comparing and contrasting in both fiction and nonfiction in a variety of fun ways. This compare and contrast unit combines my Comparing and Contrasting Stories Resource with my Comparing and Contrasting Nonfiction resource (almost 100 pages of comparing and contrasting — a huge bundle of activities). Save 30% when you buy the two compare and contrast resources together! Included:Compare and Contrast NonfictionThis 45 page compare and contrast resource helps you teach comparing and

    By Kalena Baker — Teaching Made Practical

  • Subjects:
    • Literature
    • Reading Strategies
    • Informational Text
  • Grades:
    • 3 rd
    • 4 th
    • 5 th
    • Homeschool
  • Types:
    • Worksheets
    • Activities
    • Printables
  • (268 ratings)
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    Compare and Contrast Different Versions of Stories — 2nd Grade RL.2.9

    7 paired stories in the 2nd-3rd Grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for 2nd-3rd grade is 450-790). Table of Contents 1. RL.2.9 Anchor Chart / Journal Page 2. Boy-man / The Mouse and the Sun 3. Little Red Riding Hood / The Wolf and the Seven Kids 4. Hansel and Gretel / The Baba Yaga 5. The Merry Wives / The Emperor’s New Clothes 6. The Lambkin / The Story of the Three Little Pigs 7. Cinderella / Tattercoats 8. Test ♦Snowdrop / Gold-Tree and

    By Common Core Kingdom

  • Subjects:
    • ELA Test Prep
    • Reading Strategies
    • Close Reading
  • Grades:
    • 2 nd
  • Types:
    • Worksheets
    • Assessment
    • Printables
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  • $7.50
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    Compare and Contrast Two Texts on the Same Topic: Practice and Assessment

    Includes one test, one practice page, and 4 sets of reading passages that can be used to practice comparing and contrasting non-fiction texts (2 passages on Grizzly Bears, 2 passages on Polar Bears, 2 passages on Montana, and 2 passages on Cheetahs). Also, I’ve just uploaded anchor charts (vocab, key questions, how-to) to go with this standard at my store «jframe». FINALLY 🙂 just uploaded a «Comprehension Test Pack» that includes a test for EACH of the nonfiction standards (9 tests for $4).

    By jframe

  • Subjects:
    • Reading Strategies
    • Informational Text
    • Close Reading
  • Grades:
    • 2 nd
    • 3 rd
    • 4 th
  • Types:
    • Activities
    • Assessment
    • Printables
  • (369 ratings)
  • $3.50
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    Comparing and Contrasting Texts

    This download includes four practices of comparing and contrasting two texts. It offers fiction and non-fiction passages with questions that check for understanding of comparing and contrasting between the texts. In addition, the non-fiction passages include a graphic organizer that can be used to organize the facts from each of the non-fiction passages. These practice passages and questions are aligned to common core standards of comparing and contrasting texts and are appropriate for 3rd

    By TripletMom

  • Subjects:
    • ELA Test Prep
    • Reading Strategies
    • Informational Text
  • Grades:
    • 3 rd
    • 4 th
    • 5 th
  • Types:
    • Test Prep
    • Assessment
    • Graphic Organizers
  • (358 ratings)
  • $5.00
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    Sample compare and contrast essay for 4th grade

    Compare and Contrast: Graphic Organizers

    There are many ways to compare and contrast the features of items, people, events, etc. Many types of graphic organizers make it easier to examine these similarities and differences, including Venn diagrams, charts, and others.

    Venn Diagrams
    A Venn Diagram is a graphic organizer that is made up of two or three overlapping circles. In mathematics, Venn diagrams are used to visualize the relationship between two or three sets. Venn diagrams can also be used to compare and contrast the characteristics of any other items, like groups of people, individual people, books, characters, animals, etc. The English mathematician John Venn invented the Venn diagram in 1880.

    Venn Diagram Worksheets to Print: