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Book Report - Written Response to Independent Reading 
This book report will be limited to one to two pages. First: The report should include the exposition (setting), followed by a character analysis of the main character(s). The plot summary should include main events. The report should include a summary of the author's overall message and/or the theme of the book.
Rubric Code: TXBA5A3
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Subject: English  
Type: Reading  
Grade Levels: 6-8

Powered by iRubric Elements of the Story
COVER PAGE SKETCH INCLUDED:
YES or NO
  You got it!

4 pts

Almost there

3 pts

Needs Improvement

2 pts

Unacceptable

1 pts

Exposition
5 pts

Setting, basic situation, and characters

You got it!

The setting and basic situation were clearly described, with great details and vivid descriptions.
Almost there

The setting and basic situation were mostly described, with some detail.
Needs Improvement

The setting and basic situation were somewhat identified, but details were vague.
Unacceptable

The setting or basic situation was not identified at all.
Main Character
5 pts

Character analysis

You got it!

The main character(s) was described correctly, demonstrating great detail and insight. The reader has a clear picture of the character.
Almost there

The main character(s) was mostly described in great detail.
Needs Improvement

The main character(s) was vaguely identified and/or described incorrectly.
Unacceptable

The main character(s) was not identified and/or correctly described.
Plot Summary
5 pts

Brief summary of the novel, including the main character's conflict and struggles.

You got it!

The basic plot of the novel was clearly identified using vivid details and interesting word choices.
Almost there

The basic plot of the novel was mostly identified.
Needs Improvement

The plot was somewhat identified correctly. The report seems to jump from one event to the next randomly.
Unacceptable

The plot was not identified at all, or it was incorrectly described. The report seems to jump from one event to the next randomly.
Resolution
5 pts

Solutions and final outcomes of the main character's conflict

You got it!

The resolution of the story was identified in great detail using good word choices.
Almost there

The resolution was mostly identified, but not explained in great detail.
Needs Improvement

The resolution was identified, but not explained at all.
Unacceptable

The resolution was not identified at all.
Theme
5 pts

Author's overall message

You got it!

The author's theme or message was identified and explained thoroughly, with evidence from the text.
Almost there

The theme was correctly identified, and it was somewhat supported with evidence from the text.
Needs Improvement

Either the wrong theme was identified, or the correct theme was identified, but not elaborated on; there was some evidence given to support the theme.
Unacceptable

The theme was not identified nor explained clearly; there was no evidence provided at all.
Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation
5 pts

You got it!

All sentences are well constructed and have varied structure and length. The author makes no errors in grammar, mechanics, and/or spelling. Complete sentences were used throughout.
Almost there

Most sentences are well constructed and have varied structure and length. The author makes a few errors in
grammar, mechanics, and/or spelling, but they do not interfere with understanding.
Needs Improvement

Most sentences are well constructed, but they have a similar structure
and/or length. The author makes several errors in grammar, mechanics, and/or spelling that interfere with understanding the essay.
Unacceptable

Sentences sound awkward, repetitive, or are difficult to understand. The author makes numerous errors in grammar, mechanics, and/or spelling that interfere with understanding the essay.




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