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Plot-Character Development 
described by appearance, personality, character traits, and behavior.
Rubric Code: R225256
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Subject: (General)  
Type: Project  
Grade Levels: K-5


Powered by iRubric Character Development
Use of descriptive language to describe physical and behavioral character traits.
  Emergent

Character descriptions are basic and concrete

1 pts

Integrated

Character descriptions clearly disriminate characters' physical and behavioral differences.

2 pts

Generalized

Character descriptions are well-developed, using clear descriptive language

3 pts

Adapted

Character desciptions evoke vivid physical imagery and unique personalities and behavioral traits.

4 pts

Physical Traits

Description evokes strong visual image of character

Emergent

Uses 1-2 basic adjectives to describe how the characters look.
Examples: hairy, short, pretty
Integrated

Uses at least 2 adjectives that provide a clear description of characters' general appearance
Examples:dirty, neat, tremendous, colorful
Generalized

Comrehensive description that includes subtle or unique details in appearance, movement, expression.
Examples: delicate, wiry, rumpled, limping
Adapted

Descriptions include use of figurative language to paint a picture for the reader
Examples: eyes like crystal balls, hair like spun gold, moves like the wind
Behavioral Traits

Description describes personality traits, habits, likes/dislikes.

Emergent

Uses 1-2 basic adjectives to describe how the characters act.
Examples: mean, happy, grouchy
Integrated

Uses at least 2 adjectives that provide a clear description of characters' behavior.
Examples: sneaky and quiet, loud and angry
Generalized

Comprehensive description that includes subtle or unique details in actions and personality.
Examples: thoughtful, careful, bold
Adapted

Descriptions include use of figurative language that gives the reader insight into the character's intentions and temperament
Examples: stubborn as a mule, he's a couch potato, slippery as an eel
Plot/Character Relationship

Proposes story events and details that relate to character traits.

Emergent

Demonstrates basic understanding of cause and effect between character traits and story events.
i.e., The naughty boy went to bed without supper.
Integrated

Character traits described lead to interesting/important story events.
i.e., No one noticed when the he quiet, sneaky little boy left the house.
Generalized

Well thought-out character descriptions provide a solid basis for story events.
i.e., The people stopped trusting the sly little boy.
Adapted

Proposes interesting events, plot twists that are directly or indirectly related to character traits.
i.e. No one really knew him, so was there was no one to help the elusive young man.
Vocabulary

Content Specific Embedded Vocabulary

Emergent

Uses vocabulary words from the unit to basically describe the characters.
Integrated

Uses vocabulary words from the unit that provide a clear description of characters' behavior.
Generalized

Uses vocabulary words from unit in a way that provides a comprehensive description that includes subtle or unique details in actions and personality.
Adapted

Use of vocabulary words from the unit include use of figurative language that gives the reader insight into the character's intentions and temperament



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