Performance Task Assessment List
Writer's Guide for Nonfiction


 Earned Assessment
 Self  Teacher
 The introduction clearly states the thesis.      
 The introduction clearly introduces the main ideas.      
 The concepts used are appropriate and accurate.      
 Each paragraph has a topic sentence which is one of the main ideas.      
 Each paragraph has appropriate and accurate supporting details.      
The conclusion sums up the points made in an interesting, thoughtful,
and unique manner.
 The writer's own voice and style is evident throughout.      
 The title is clear and informative.      
 The writing is mechanically correct.      
 The writing is neat and presentable.      
 Visuals such as drawings, diagrams or pictures are used in an
appropriate way to add information and interest.

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