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iRubric: Writing Poetry Rubric

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Writing Poetry Rubric 
Used for grading poems written by students.
Rubric Code: R7362W
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12

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  Exceeding Standards

4 pts

Meeting Standards

3 pts

Approaching Standards

2 pts

Below Standards

1 pts

Meaning and Originality

Exceeding Standards

Poem is creative and original. It is evident that the poet put thought into his or her words and uniquely conveyed ideas and emotions.
Meeting Standards

Poem is thoughtful and creative. A couple of phrases or ideas may be revisited, but the overall product is carefully written.
Approaching Standards

Most of the poem is creative, but appears to be rushed. This is evident in the poet's redundancy or use of cliches.
Below Standards

Poems appear to be thoughtless or rushed. Work is extremely repetitive, and ideas are unoriginal.
Sensory Details

Exceeding Standards

Vivid, detailed images and intensely felt emotion make the poem come alive.
Meeting Standards

Clear sensory images are used to portray ideas or emotions
Approaching Standards

Some use of image, idea, or emotion
Below Standards

Difficult to visualize image or emotion

Exceeding Standards

The poem is complete and follows its intended form.
Meeting Standards

The poem is written in its proper forms with a few mistakes.
Approaching Standards

The poem is somewhat written in its proper form.
Below Standards

The poem is not written in its proper form.

Exceeding Standards

Proper use of English spelling and grammar is used consistently throughout each poem. Punctuation is utilized when necessary.
Meeting Standards

A couple of spelling or grammar mistakes are evident, but do not diminish the meaning of the poem. Punctuation is utilized when necessary.
Approaching Standards

The poet's intended meaning is confusing by several spelling or grammar errors. Punctuation may be misused.
Below Standards

There are numerous spelling or grammar errors, making the poems difficult to understand. Puncutation is used incorrectly.
Due Date Honored?
  Exceeds Expectations

Proect turned in on or prior to April 23, 2012

200 pts

Meets Expectations

Project turned in on time.

100 pts

Tardy Report

Completed poetry project turned in up to 24 hours tardy. One grade reduction if turned in at the begining of class time.


Late Work

Completed poetry project turned in over 24 hours late. Severe point deduction of one grade per day--up to 3 days.


  • Poem, poetry, middle school, writing



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