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Character Development 
Described by appearance, personality, character traits, and behavior. Includes possible outcomes.
Rubric Code: Z225259
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Subject: English  
Type: Project  
Grade Levels: 6-8


Powered by iRubric Character Development
100 % Use of descriptive language to describe physical and behavioral character traits.
  Emergent

Character descriptions are basic and concrete

5 pts

Integrated

Character descriptions clearly disriminate characters' physical and behavioral differences.

10 pts

Generalized

Character descriptions are well-developed, using clear descriptive language

20 pts

Adapted

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

30 pts

Physical Traits
30 pts

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

Comprehensive 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
60 pts

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
Possible Outcomes
10 pts

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.



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