Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Rubrics for Story-Writing


Story writing rubrics



Rubrics for Story Writing

Teacher Name: Mr. vinayadharraju 


Student Name:     ________________________________________


CATEGORY
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Introduction
First paragraph has a \"grabber\" or catchy beginning.
First paragraph has a weak \"grabber\".
A catchy beginning was attempted but was confusing rather than catchy.
No attempt was made to catch the reader\'s attention in the first paragraph.
Focus on Assigned Topic
The entire story is related to the assigned topic and allows the reader to understand much more about the topic.
Most of the story is related to the assigned topic. The story wanders off at one point, but the reader can still learn something about the topic.
Some of the story is related to the assigned topic, but a reader does not learn much about the topic.
No attempt has been made to relate the story to the assigned topic.
Organization
The story is very well organized. One idea or scene follows another in a logical sequence with clear transitions.
The story is pretty well organized. One idea or scene may seem out of place. Clear transitions are used.
The story is a little hard to follow. The transitions are sometimes not clear.
Ideas and scenes seem to be randomly arranged.
Writing Process
Student devotes a lot of time and effort to the writing process (prewriting, drafting, reviewing, and editing). Works hard to make the story wonderful.
Student devotes sufficient time and effort to the writing process (prewriting, drafting, reviewing, and editing). Works and gets the job done.
Student devotes some time and effort to the writing process but was not very thorough. Does enough to get by.
Student devotes little time and effort to the writing process. Does not seem to care.
Spelling and Punctuation
There are no spelling or punctuation errors in the final draft. Character and place names that the author invented are spelled consistently throughout.
There is one spelling or punctuation error in the final draft.
There are 2-3 spelling and punctuation errors in the final draft.
The final draft has more than 3 spelling and punctuation errors.
Setting
Many vivid, descriptive words are used to tell when and where the story took place.
Some vivid, descriptive words are used to tell the audience when and where the story took place.
The reader can figure out when and where the story took place, but the author didn't supply much detail.
The reader has trouble figuring out when and where the story took place.
Creativity
The story contains many creative details and/or descriptions that contribute to the reader\'s enjoyment. The author has really used his imagination.
The story contains a few creative details and/or descriptions that contribute to the reader\'s enjoyment. The author has used his imagination.
The story contains a few creative details and/or descriptions, but they distract from the story. The author has tried to use his imagination.
There is little evidence of creativity in the story. The author does not seem to have used much imagination.