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iRubric: Short Story- Writing Rubric

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Short Story- Writing Rubric 
Rubric Code: Z225WA2
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Subject: (General)  
Type: Assessment  
Grade Levels: 9-12


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  Advanced

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Proficient

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Basic

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Below Basic

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Plot Development

Advanced

Specific details are used to build the action in the story. Details help the reader visualize the action in the story.
Proficient

Specific details are used to tell the story. One or two may help the reader visualize the story, but mostly the reader must read between the lines.
Basic

Some details, but most of the story is written with brief description and limited details.
Below Basic

Details are missing. There is little description to set up the action in the story.
Organization of thoughts

Advanced

The piece begins with a hook or a lead that captures the reader's attention. The middle is logical and the end is appropriate and clear. Strong story transition words support the flow of the writing and help the reader know the time span of the story.
Proficient

The beginning, middle and end are organized and easy to follow. They appear in a logical order and include the use of story transition words.
Basic

The beginning, middle and end are difficult to identify and one or more may be missing. Some missing and/or unclear transition words.
Below Basic

The writing is unclear and makes it difficult to idenitfy the beginning, middle and/or end of the story. No transition words.
Sentence Structure

Advanced

Beginnings of sentences are varied and there is a mix between shorter sentences and longer ones.
Proficient

Most sentences follow the same pattern but there is some variety. There is a mix between shorter sentences and longer ones.
Basic

Sentences begin the same. Sentences are shorter and are simple in nature.
Below Basic

Run-ons and fragments are seen throughout the piece. Reading the sentences is challenging.
Word Choice

Advanced

Words are carefully chosen to include specific nouns, strong action-packed verbs, and uncommon adjectives and adverbs create vivid pictures and express clear feelings.
Proficient

Some words are carefully chosen. A clear picture is created.
Basic

Words are ordinary and lack creativity. Creating a visual image from the words is difficult to do.
Below Basic

Lacking expressive language. The majority of words used are common.
Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation

Advanced

No errors or very few errors (0-4) in grammar, punctuation and/or spelling exist.
Proficient

A few errors (5-9) in grammar, punctuation and/or spelling exist but piece is easy to read.
Basic

Enough errors(10-15) in grammar, punctuation and/or spelling exist that reading the piece requires effort.
Below Basic

Enough errors (16 or more) in grammar, punctuation and/or spelling exist that reading the piece is very difficult.










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