Fictional Story Rubric Name: Writing Piece: Fictional Story



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Fictional Story Rubric Name:

Writing Piece: Fictional Story



Skill

Standard

4Exceeding (Above) Requirements

3 At Grade Level Expectations

2 Getting Close

1 Needs a lot of work

Introduction/Lead



I can organize my writing in a way that makes sense!

*Lead catches the reader’s attention. The writer utilizes action, dialogue, and/or setting to create the mood of the story in a sophisticated way.

* Setting is artfully woven and reinforced in the story.



*Makes reader want to read more. Interesting starter.

*Used one of the example ways to lead into a story.

* Setting is established.


*Is mildly interesting, but may need a little more to attract reader’s attention.

* Setting is stated.



*Doesn’t GRAB the reader’s attention.

* Setting is unclear



Characters

I use words and descriptions that help my reader understand what I am writing about.

Characters are developed by weaving into the story line:

* believable personality traits through their actions and words

* their hopes, motivation, struggles and desires

* their evolution throughout the story


Characters are developed by:

* believable personality traits through their actions and words

* some of their hopes, motivation, struggles and desires

* having the characters show significant change in the story



Characters are given:

* some personality traits through their actions and words

* limited hopes, motivation, struggles and desires

Characters go through an unclear change in the story.



Characters are given some personality traits.
There is no evidence of hopes, motivation, struggles and desires.

Characters do not go through any changes in the story.


Scenes


I use words and descriptions that help my reader understand what I am writing about.

* All important scenes show (not tell) the setting and action in an interesting way using sensory details.

*Dialogue is used skillfully.

* Scenes naturally unfold the moment step-by-step

* Scenes build to create the plot (beginning, middle, end w/ problem & solution)

* Transitions between scenes are seamless.


*All important scenes include clear setting and action.

*Dialogue is used appropriately.

* Scenes unfold the moment step-by-step

* Scenes follow logical sequence.

* Transitions between scenes are smooth.


*Some important scenes include clear setting and action.

*Dialogue is sometimes used appropriately.

* Scenes unfold step-by-step but there are gaps.

* Transitions between scenes are choppy.


*Most important scenes do not have a clear setting and action.

*Limited or no dialogue.

* No transitions between scenes.


Ending

I can end my writing in a way that wraps up the plot effectively!


*Ending shows strong evidence of character’s evolution and answers all of the reader’s key questions.

*Ending makes complete sense.

*Ending is crafted in a way that ties together the pieces in your plot line.


*Ending shows evidence of character’s evolution and answers the reader’s key questions.

*Ending makes sense.




*Ending shows some evidence of character’s evolution and answers a few of the reader’s key questions.

*Ending makes some sense.




*Ending does not show evidence of characters evolution or answer the reader’s key questions.

*Ending comes out of nowhere.

* Ending is very abrupt.


Sentence Fluency

I can write sentences in many different styles.

*Sentences are creatively introduced and constructed to flow smoothly with a wide variety of word choice and sentence length.

*Sentences start in a variety of ways.

*Sentences vary in length throughout pieces



*Sentences start in a few different ways, but some words may be repeated several times.

*Sentence lengths are similar throughout piece.



*Sentence beginnings and lengths are similar throughout piece.

Word Choice

I use words and descriptions that help my reader understand what I am writing about.











Conventions:

Punctuation, capitalization,



Grammar and Mechanics.

I use correct punctuation & capitalization


* All sentences contain correct use of ALL capitalization and punctuation.

* Punctuation and line breaks for dialogue are used appropriately throughout the story.



*All sentences use correct basic capitalization and punctuation.

*Punctuation and line breaks for dialogue are used appropriately most of the time.



*Most sentences use correct basic capitalization and punctuation.

* Punctuation and line breaks for dialogue are used appropriately some of the time.



*Basic punctuation and capitalization is not used correctly.

*Punctuation and line breaks for dialogue are not used appropriately.






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