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4.2.5 Opinion Writing Rubric

Time to Read

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium also has rubrics for opinion writing. Take a few moments to read through the Smarter Balanced Opinion Writing Rubric (Grades 3–5).

Time to Try

Take some time to review and assess the following five writing samples using the rubric. As you read, ask yourself:

Did the student demonstrate mastery of the concept?
Did the student demonstrate mastery of opinion writing?

Grade 5 Opinion Writing Prompt:

Should students support the Stanton Elementary Constitution and Student Bill of Rights?  Provide evidence to support your point of view.

Student Work Example 1

Student Work Example 2

Student Work Example 3

Student Work Example 4

Student Work Example 5

Time to Reflect

After examining the student work, use the questions to write your conclusions in the journal that follows.

 

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Sample responses

Select the following link to reveal how Mrs. Valbuena scored these essays.

Mrs. Valbuena’s Smarter Balanced Opinion Writing Rubric Scores