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iRubric: Writing a Short Story Sequel rubric

iRubric: Writing a Short Story Sequel rubric

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Writing a Short Story Sequel

  Derived from rubric: Writing a Short Story
built by johnalee222

Rubric Code: Q6W42B
Students are to write a sequel to a short story read in class that demonstrates their understanding of the stages of plot and the characteristics of a short story.
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Keywords: short story; sequel
Categories: Subjects: English  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

Powered by iRubric Writing a Short Story
  Excellent
4 pts Exceeds standards
Good
3 pts Meets standards
Fair
2 pts Almost Meets standards
Poor
1 pts Fails to meet standards
Hook/exposition
15 pts Student uses a hook or thorough exposition to grasp the reader's interest.
Excellent

Exposition is well developed and provides background information about the character(s) or setting. In addition, the hook grasps the reader's interest.
Good

Exposition is developed and provides background information about the character(s) or setting.
Fair

Provides an exposition that provides some background information about the character(s) or setting. The hook somewhat grasps the reader's interest.
Poor

Fails to provide an exposition that provides some background information about the character(s) or setting or a hook to grasp the reader's interest.
Plot
15 pts Student uses the main events to advance the plot of the story. Plot focuses on something that the character treasures.
Excellent

Plot is clearly depicted in the story and the story is developed around three key events that lead to a climax and one key event before the resolution.
Good

Plot is depicted in the story and the story is developed around key events that lead to a climax and one key event before the resolution. Plot focuses on something.
Fair

Plot is depicted in the story and the story is somewhat developed around a few key events that lead to a climax followed by one key event before the resolution .
Poor

Plot is vague or unclear. The story fails to include key events that lead to a climax and/or one key event before the resolution.
Resolution
15 pts Student includes a clear resolution to the story.
Excellent

The story depicts a clear resolution of the conflict.
Good

The story depicts a resolution of the conflict.
Fair

The story depicts a resolution of the conflict, but it is somewhat vague.
Poor

The story fails to depict a resolution of the conflict.
Conflict
10 pts Student presents a clearly defined conflict.
Excellent

The story includes a conflict that is well-developed with details that make it easy to understand.
Good

The story includes a conflict that is somewhat developed with some details that make it easy to understand.
Fair

The story includes a conflict, but it is not developed with many details and is not easy to understand.
Poor

The story does not include a clearly defined conflict, nor is it developed with any details.
Point of View
15 pts The narrator tells the story from the appropriate point-of-view.
Excellent

The point-of-view is clearly defined. The student uses the narration to help develop characters and themes in the story.
Good

The point-of-view is defined. The student uses the narration to help develop characters and themes in the story.
Fair

The point-of-view is defined. The student uses the narration to somewhat develop characters and themes in the story.
Poor

The point-of-view is not clearly defined. The student fails to use the narration to develop characters and themes in the story.
Characterization
10 pts Student provides enough details to develop the character.
Excellent

Student uses descriptive details to develop the character.
Characters are interesting and have depth.
Good

Student uses descriptive details to develop the character.
Characters are interesting.
Fair

Student uses some descriptive details to develop the character.
Characters are somewhat interesting and have some depth.
Poor

Student fails to use descriptive details to develop the character.
Characters lack depth.
Evidence of Proofreading
20 pts Student demonstrates careful attention to rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling
Excellent

Student demonstrates significant evidence of proofreading. Story contains few errors in spelling, punctuation, and/or grammar.
Good

Student demonstrates significant evidence of proofreading. Story contains few errors in spelling, punctuation, and/or grammar.
Fair

Student demonstrates some evidence of proofreading. Story contains some errors in spelling, punctuation, and/or grammar.
Poor

Student demonstrates little evidence of proofreading. Story contains many errors in spelling, punctuation, and/or grammar.



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