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Rubrics for a Story Writing

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Audience/ Purpose

Presents details targeted at a unique audience; successfully narrates the events of a story.

Presents details suited to an audience; narrates the events of a story.

Presents few details suited to an audience; some ides conflict with narration of story.

Supports no purpose; is not written for a specific audience.

Plot

Presents events that create a clear narrative.

Presents sequence of events.

Presents a confusing sequence of events.

Presents no logical order.

Characters

Successfully goes in depth with description; clearly covers all aspects of character.

Goes in-depth with description; covers all aspects of character.

Includes some description; covers some aspects of character.

Does not go in depth with description; does not cover all aspects of character.

Point of View

Writes from a consistent point of view.

Told from a specific point of view.

Contains inconsistent points of view.

Uses an inconsistent point of view.

Dialogue & Elaboration

Contains details that provide insight to character; contains dialogue that reveals characters and furthers the plot.

Contains details and dialogue that develop characters.

Contains characters and setting; contains some dialogue.

Contains few or no details to develop characters or setting; no dialogue provided.

Grammar

Contains no errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Contains few errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Contains some errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Contains many errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Use of Language

Uses fresh word choice and tone to reveal story’s setting and character.

Uses interesting and fresh word choices.

Uses clichés and unoriginal expressions.

Uses uninspired word choices.