Biography Rubric

Biography Rubric for ___________________________________________   Date ____________________ Total    _____/100

What am I being graded on?

Exceeds Requirements!! 4

Awesome Job!! 3

Good Job! 2

Needs Work 1

Content

Includes all of person’s significant life events and has many supporting details.

Includes most of person’s significant life events (at least 3) and has some supporting details.

Missing some significant life events and has a few supporting details.

Missed many of person’s life events and has very few supporting details.

Research

Person’s life is well researched and developed with facts and details.

Person’s life is supported with facts and details.

Person’s life does not seem well-researched.

Very few clear facts about the person’s life.

Organization

Related information about the person is grouped together in paragraphs. Paragraphs have topic sentences.

 

Most related information about the person is grouped together. At least one topic sentence.

Some related information about the person is grouped together, but some is out of order. No clear topic sentences.

Lacks organization and structure. No topic sentences.

Style

Interesting, keeps reader’s attention. Complete sentences with varied length.

 

Has some interesting sentences of varied length.

Sentences sound the same and have similar length.

Some sentences incomplete and are very basic, repetitive.

Originality

Clearly described in own words the person’s life, accomplishments and contributions.

Clearly described in own words the person’s life and accomplishments.

Described with some of own words the person’s life.

Describes the person’s life but seems like someone else’s writing style.

Word choice

Consistently uses a variety of descriptive words.

Uses some descriptive words.

Very few descriptive words.

Very basic, general word choice.

Creativity

Included pictures and added extras to make report special!

Included picture. Added extra information to make report unique.

Included picture but added no other details.

 

Missing picture.

Conventions/Overall Neatness

 

Very professional!  Two or fewer spelling or grammar errors. Typed paper with indented paragraphs.

Three to four spelling or grammar errors.  Paper typed with indented paragraphs. Very neat and professional.

Four to six spelling or grammar errors. Paper is typed but not all paragraphs indented.

Needs editing. Over six spelling or grammar errors. Paper typed but difficult to see paragraphs.

Transitions

Logical order and content flows smoothly from one idea to another.

Used several transition words,

Used few transition words.

Lacks flow and transition words.

Daily Work Ethic

Following Directions

Writing Process

Always on task!!  Followed all steps of the writing process with rough draft, editing, and final draft.

Almost always on task.  Followed most steps of the writing process with rough draft, editing, and final draft.

Sometimes on task.  Followed some steps of the writing process with rough draft, editing, and final draft.

Needed to focus more on the project!  Needed frequent help with the writing process.

 

 

 

Biography Essay Rubric

Name­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­__________________________________________________ Block_________

Introduction Paragraph 

  • Includes an interesting hook that grabs the reader’s attention        4          3          2          1
  • Tells who the biography is about                                                               yes       no
  • Tells what the person is known for                                                            yes       no                    
  • Includes a minimum of three sentences                                                     yes        no

Paragraph 1

  • Includes date and place of birth                                                   4          3          2          1
  • Includes at least four relevant details about the person’s early life  4          3          2          1
  • Details are placed in a logical order that are easy to follow              4          3          2          1

Paragraph 2

  • An accomplishment or contribution by person is clearly addressed    4          3          2          1
  • Include topic sentence                                                                4          3          2          1
  • Includes 4 relevant details about accomplishment.                           4          3          2          1
  • Details are in logical order.                                                          4          3          2          1

Paragraph 3

  • An accomplishment or contribution by person is clearly addressed    4          3          2          1
  • Include topic sentence                                                                4          3          2          1
  • Includes 4 relevant details about accomplishment.                           4          3          2          1
  • Details are in logical order.                                                          4          3          2          1

Paragraph 4

  • An accomplishment or contribution by person is clearly addressed    4          3          2          1
  • Include topic sentence                                                                4          3          2          1
  • Includes 4 relevant details about accomplishment.                           4          3          2          1
  • Details are in logical order.                                                          4          3          2          1

Conclusion Paragraph

  • Includes place and time of death.                                                 4          3          2          1
  • Clearly address the person’s impact on others and/or history           4          3          2          1
  •  Includes a minimum of 4 details sentences                                                4          3          2          1

Transition      Content flows smoothly from one idea to the next                  7          4          2          1

Word Choice   Uses a variety of own words to keep the writing interesting,   7          4          2          1

                        Choice and placement of words is accurate and natural.

 

Conventions      Contains few errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation,            7          4          2          1

                        and capitalization.