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Rubric Code: CX922X6
Students will write a personal narrative in which they use all of the qualities of a narrative that have been discussed in class.
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Keywords: narrative
Categories: Subjects: English  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8

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  Score Point 1
2 pts
Score Point 2
4 pts
Score Point 3
6 pts
Score Point 4
8 pts
Score Point 5
10 pts
Score Point 6
12 pts
Ideas & Content
Score Point 1

Difficult for the reader to discern the main idea.
Too brief or too repetitive to establish or maintain a focus
Includes little information with few or no facts or details or unrelated facts and details to develop the topic
Unsuccessfully attempts to explore any facets of the prompt
Score Point 2

Attempts a main idea
Sometimes loses focus or ineffectively displays focus.
Includes little information and few or no facts and details to develop the topic.
Explores only one or two facets of the topic
Score Point 3

Attempts a unifying theme or main idea
Stays somewhat focused on topic and task
Includes some information with only a few details, or list ideas with minimal facts and supporting details to develop the topic
Explores some facets of the topic
Score Point 4

Presents a unifying theme or main idea while having minor tangents.
Stays mostly focused on topic and task.
Includes sufficient information with supporting facts and details that develop the topic. (Details may not be fully developed; ideas may be listed)
Explores some facets of the topic.
Score Point 5

Presents a unifying theme or main idea without going off on tangents.
Stays focused on topic and task.
Includes in-depth information and more than adequate supporting facts and details that fully develop the topic.
Explores many facets of the topic.
Score Point 6

Presents a unifying theme or main idea without going off on tangents.
Stays completely focused on topic and task.
Includes in-depth information and exceptional supporting facts and details that fully develop the topic.
Fully explore many facets of the topic.
Organization
Score Point 1

Has only one or two of the three elements of beginning, middle, and end
Difficult to follow with the order possibly difficulty to discern
Transitions are weak or absent
Score Point 2

Has only one or two of the three elements of beginning, middle, and end
Sometimes is difficult to follow.
Transitions are weak or absent
Score Point 3

Has a beginning, a middle and an end that may be weak or absent
Demonstrates an attempt to progress in an order that enhances meaning
Demonstrates an attempt to include transitions
Score Point 4

Presents a meaningful whole with a beginning, an middle, and an end despite an occasional lapse
Generally progresses in an order that enhances meaning of text.
Includes transitions between sentences and paragraphs to enhance meaning of text.
Score Point 5

Presents a meaningful, cohesive whole with a beginning, a middle and an end (solid introduction and conclusion)
Progresses in an order that enhances meaning of text.
Includes smooth transitions between sentences and paragraphs to enhance meaning of text. (Writing may have an occasional lapse.)
Score Point 6

Presents a meaningful, cohesive whole with a beginning, a middle, and an end (inviting introduction and a strong conclusion)
Progresses in an order that enhances the meaning.
Includes smooth transitions between ideas, sentences, and paragraphs to enhance meaning of text.
Style
Score Point 1

Contains limited vocabulary with many words used incorrectly
Demonstrates minimal or less than minimal control of vocabulary
Lacks fluency
Demonstrates problems with sentence patterns
Consists of writing that is flat and lifeless
Score Point 2

Contains limited vocabulary
Demonstrates minimal control of vocabulary
Exhibits some fluency
Relies mostly on simple sentences
Repetitive, predictable, dull
Score Point 3

Contains basic vocabulary with words that are predictable and common
Demonstrates some control of vocabulary
Generally fluent
Contains mostly simple sentences although there may be an attempt at more varied sentence patterns
Generally ordinary and predictable
Score Point 4

Includes vocabulary that is appropriately chosen, with words that clearly convey the writer's meaning.
Demonstrates control of basic vocabulary.
Fluent writing
Exhibits some varied sentence patterns include some complex sentences.
Demonstrates an attempt to use writer's techniques such as imagery and dialogue / literary genres
Score Point 5

Includes vocabulary to make explanations detailed and precise, descriptions rich, and actions clear and vivid.
Demonstrates control of vocabulary.
The writing is fluent.
Includes varied sentence patterns, including complex sentences.
Demonstrates use of writer's techniques such as imagery, dialogue, and literary genres)
Score Point 6

Includes vocabulary to make explanations detailed and precise, descriptions rich, and actions clear and vivid. (varied word choices, action words, appropriate modifiers, sensory details).
Demonstrates control of challenge vocabulary.
Writing exceptionally fluent.
Includes varied sentence patterns including complex sentences.
Demonstrates use of writer's techniques (imagery, dialogue, humor, suspense, etc.)
Voice
Score Point 1

Demonstrates inability to establish a style appropriate to purpose
Demonstrates a lack of a sense of audience
Lacks an original perspective
Score Point 2

Demonstrates difficulty establishing a style appropriate to purpose
demonstrates little or no sense of audience
Lacks an original perspective
Score Point 3

Demonstrates difficulty establishing and maintaining a style appropriate to purpose.
Demonstrates little sense of audience.
Generally lacks and original perspective
Score Point 4

Establishes and maintains a style mostly appropriate to purpose.
Demonstrates some sense of audience.
Attempts an original perspective.
Score Point 5

Establishes and maintains a style appropriate to purpose.
Demonstrates a strong sense of audience.
Exhibits an original perspective
Score Point 6

Expertly establish and maintain a style appropriate to purpose.
Demonstrate a strong sense of audience.
Exhibit an original perspective.
Language Skills
Score Point 1

Numerous capitalization, punctuation, spelling, grammar, word usage, paragraphing, run-on, or sentence fragment errors.

Errors cause the reader to struggle to discern the writer's meaning. Sometimes it is impossible to understand the communication.
Score Point 2

Frequent capitalization, punctuation, spelling, grammar, word usage, paragraphing, run-on, or sentence fragment errors.

Errors cause the reader to stop and reread part of the writing. With a little effort on the reader's part, it is still possible to discern most, if not all.
Score Point 3

Occasional capitalization, punctuation, spelling, grammar, word usage, paragraphing, run-on, or sentence fragment errors.

Errors are occasional but they do not impede the flow of communication.
Score Point 4

Very few or no capitalization, punctuation, spelling, grammar word usage paragraphing, run-on, or sentence fragment errors.

No errors that impair the flow of communication.
Score Point 5


Score Point 6





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