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Island of the Blue Dolphins 
Book/Movie Review Rubric
Rubric Code: SXC333B
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Subject: English  
Type: Assessment  
Grade Levels: 6-8


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  Excellent/Advanced

4 pts

Acceptable

3 pts

Needs Work

2 pts

Poor

1 pts

Title/Author Sentence

Excellent/Advanced

First sentence listing title and author is attention-getting and provides information in addition to title and author. Includes genre and how it fits.
Acceptable

Title and author are both listed immediately, but no other information is provided in that sentence.
Needs Work

Title and author are not immediately mentioned but are eventually provided in a sentence or two.
Poor

Title and/or author are not mentioned, or they are written on a separate line instead of in a sentence.
Characters

Excellent/Advanced

The most important characters are mentioned in the review and described. Relationships between characters are clear.
Acceptable

The most important characters are mentioned and described. Relationships between characters may not be clear.
Needs Work

Characters are mentioned. Description of characters is minimal and/or confusing.
Poor

The review does not mention essential characters to the story. No elaboration if a main character is mentioned.
Plot

Excellent/Advanced

The plot description is brief, does not seem to give away too much, and is clear and easy to follow. After reading the description, the reader feels curious about the plot.
Acceptable

The plot description is brief and easy to follow. A bit more information should have been given or too much has been provided. The description lacks interest.
Needs Work

The plot description is overly complicated, overly simple, or overly boring. Events may also be disorganized.
Poor

The plot description is very minimal, way too detailed, or confusing due to disorganization.
Recommendation

Excellent/Advanced

The review provides a clear recommendation statement with strong reasons/support. The book is recommended to specific types of readers.
Acceptable

The review provides a clear recommendation statement but without sufficient rationale. It is assumed that every reader would feel the same about the book.
Needs Work

The review provides a recommendation statement. However, it is general such as, "This is a good book."
Poor

The review does not include a recommendation statement.
Conventions

Excellent/Advanced

Provides evidence of a consistent and strong command of grade-level conventions (grammar, capitalization, punctuation and spelling) Error free.
Acceptable

Provides evidence of an adequate command of grade-level conventions (grammar, capitalization, punctuation and spelling) A few errors.
Needs Work

Provides evidence of a limited command of grade-level conventions (grammar, capitalization, punctuation and spelling) Errors in most sections.
Poor

Provides little or no evidence of a command of grade-level conventions (grammar, capitalization, punctuation and spelling) Errors throughout.



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