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The Sense of Touch Rubric

Content

Name of Student who corrected your essay for content (10 pts) ____________________

Introduction (First Paragraph)

  • The introduction has a topic sentence (purpose) that clearly explains what this essay is about.
  • The introduction provides a brief outline or examples telling the reader what will be found in the body of the essay.
  • The introduction has a clear transition into the body of the essay.

Body of the Essay

  • The body of the essay talks about the sense of touch.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of touch explains why the sense of touch is important.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of touch explains that we can determine the shape, smoothness or roughness, weight, and size of an object by touch.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of touch states that the sense of touch can detect hot or cold objects.
  • The paragraph(s) of the sense of touch has a concluding sentence that leads into the next paragraph.

Conclusion

  • The essay has a clear conclusion.
  • The conclusion summaries the sense of touch.
  • The conclusion explains why our sense of touch is important, and how they help us see the world.

Spelling and Grammar

Name of Student corrected your essay for spelling (10 pts) ____________________

NOTE: The same student can not correct your essay for both content and spelling.

Spelling

  • The essay has no or very few spelling errors.
  • The essay has some spelling errors (more than 5).
  • The essay has a lot of spelling errors (more than 10).

Grammar

  • The essay has good subject/verb agreement.
  • The essay is only in the past tense.
  • The essay has no fragmented sentences.
  • The essay has no run-on sentences.
  • The essay does not use the verb "to be" very often.