Short Story Rubric 4 Exceptional 3 Acceptable



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Short Story Rubric


4
Exceptional

3
Acceptable

2
Needs Improvement

1
Not present

Organization
x2

The story has a clear beginning, middle and end.  Follows a logical sequence.

The story has a beginning, middle and end.  Events are in logical order.

The story does not have a clear beginning, middle and end.  The sequence of events is confusing.

The story is missing either a beginning or ending.  The relationship between events is often confusing.

Plot
x3

Plot is interesting and has conflict which is established, developed and resolved after a gripping climax.

The plot makes sense and the conflict is established, developed and resolved after a climax.

The plot may be hard to follow.  The conflict is established and resolved, but lacks proper development.

The plot is hard to follow.  The conflict is not developed and it may not be resolved in a logical way.

Characters 
x2

Characters are well-developed through dialogue, action or thoughts.


Some characters are well-developed through dialogue, actions and thoughts.

The characters are described rather than established through dialogue, action or thought.

The characters may not be fully described, even through description.  Some characters are revealed through dialogue, action or thought.

Setting
x2

The setting is described through vivid sensory language.

The setting is clear and some sensory language is used to describe it.

The setting is identified but not clearly described.

The setting may be vague.

Setting (content)
x3

The description of the setting has specific ideas from research.  The little things about the time period and setting are shown.  Very obvious you have done research.

The description of the setting has some ideas from research, although it focuses just on the big things.  Obvious research was done.

The description of the setting has very few ideas from the research.  There are only big events described.  Research was not effective.

The description of the setting is weak.  Elements from the research are not used effectively.

Point of View

One point of view was used consistently throughout the story.

Point of view is fairly consistent.

Point of view changes several times throughout the story.


What is the point of view?  I can't tell.

Grammar and Mechanics
x2

There are few or no errors in mechanics, usage, grammar, or spelling. Dialogue is punctuated  and formatted correctly.

There are some errors in mechanics, usage, grammar or spelling.  Dialogue may have minor errors in punctuation or format.

There are many errors in mechanics, usage, grammar, or spelling.  These sometimes make the story hard to understand.  Dialogue is punctuated and formatted inconsistently.

Numerous errors in mechanics, usage, grammar, and spelling which interfere with meaning.  Dialogue may be hard to tell from narrative, or it may lack essential elements, such as quotation marks or end punctuation.

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