Compare and Contrast Rubric

(adapted from a Georgia Virtual Learning pdf)

Total points possible = 25

  1. Purpose & Supporting Details (5 points)
    • The paper compares and contrasts items clearly.
    • The paper points to specific examples to illustrate the comparison.
    • The paper includes only the information relevant to the comparison.
  2. Organization & Structure (5 points)
    • The paper breaks the information into the whole-to-whole, similarities to-differences, or point by-point structure.
    • The paper follows a consistent order when discussing the comparison.
    • The paper breaks the information into appropriate sections or paragraphs to the ideas.
  3. Transitions & Coherence (5 points)
    • The paper moves smoothly from one idea to the next.
    • The paper uses comparison and contrast transition words to show relationships between ideas.
    • The paper uses a variety of sentence structures and transitions.
  4. Conventions (5 points)
    • The paper shows correct grammar and usage.
    • The paper follows the rules for punctuation.
    • The paper includes words that are spelled correctly.
  5. Sources (5 points)
    • The paper contains quotes from stories to back up points (at least 3).
    • Quotations are correctly formatted according to MLA guidelines.
    • Works cited page is present and correctly formatted (should have entries for stories quoted)