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Flash Fiction Rubric 
Rubric Code: C2XA273
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: (none)


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  Poor

2 pts

Fair

3 pts

Good

4 pts

Excellent

5 pts

Meaningful Title

Poor

The story has no title.
Fair

The story contains a title
Good

The story contains a title
reflecting the story's
significance/theme
Excellent

The story contains a creative title reflecting the story's significance/theme
Narrative Elements: setting, point of view, theme

Poor

• There is no description
of the setting.
• The point of view is not
consistent or meaningful
to the story's progress.
• There is no determinable
theme.
Fair

• The setting is unclear;
only one aspect of
setting has been
established.
• The point of view is
occasionally consistent .
• The theme is hard to
determine.
Good

• The setting has been
established, although there
may be some confusion.
• The point of view is
consistent.
• The theme is present in the story.
Excellent

• The setting, both where and when, has been skillfully established.
• The story maintains a
consistent point of view, and the point of view chosen enhances the story
• The theme is clear and
developed throughout the story.
Characterization

Poor

• There is no use of
meaningful narrative
techniques such as
meaningful word choice
or dialogue.
• Does not include indirect characterization.
• Does not include direct
characterization.
Fair

• Inconsistently uses
narrative techniques
(dialogue, descriptions,
etc.) to develop
characters.
• Includes an unclear
example of indirect
characterization.
• Includes an unclear
example of direct
characterization.
Good

• Consistently uses narrative techniques (dialogue, descriptions, etc.) to develop characters.
• Includes at least one
example of indirect
characterization
• Includes at one clear
example of direct
characterization.
Excellent

• Skillfully uses narrative
techniques (dialogue,
descriptions, etc.) to develop characters.
• Includes at least one clear example of indirect characterization
• Includes at least one clear example of direct
characterization.
Plot Structure and Conflict

Poor

• There is no conflict.
• There is no tone and/or
meaningful sequence of
events.
• There is no determinable
progression of events.
Fair

• The story introduces at
least one conflict.
• The story uses
techniques to sequence
the events, but the
purpose may be unclear.
• The writing contains a
vague progression of
experiences and events.
Good

• The story engages the reader by introducing at least one conflict.
• The story uses some
techniques to sequence the events so that they create a particular tone and outcome (e.g. a sense of mystery,
suspense, growth, etc.)
• The writing contains a
consistent progression of
experiences and events.
Excellent

The story skillfully engages
the reader by introducing at
least one conflict.
• The story skillfully uses a variety of techniques to sequence the events so that they create a particular tone and outcome (e.g. a sense of mystery, suspense, growth, etc.)
• The writing skillfully
contains a smooth
progression of experiences and events.
Language

Poor

• Demonstrates no
command of standard
English conventions.
• Does not employ
appropriate language for
audience and purpose.
• Grammatical errors
interfere with
understanding.
Fair

• Demonstrates a
limited/inconsistent
command of standard
English conventions,
unless dialogue calls for
otherwise.
• Inconsistently and/or
employs language and
tone inappropriate for
audience and purpose.
• Grammatical errors may interfere with
understanding.
Good

• Demonstrates a command of standard English conventions, unless dialogue calls for otherwise.
• Employs language and tone appropriate for audience and purpose.
• Few grammatical errors that interfere with understanding.
Excellent

• Demonstrates an skillful command of standard English conventions, unless
dialogue calls for otherwise.
• Skillfully employs language and tone appropriate for audience and purpose.
• No grammatical errors that interfere with understanding.
Word count (must be included at bottom of page)

Poor

Word count not included/over the limit by more than 20 words
Fair

Over the limit by 20
words
Good

Over the limit by 10 words
Excellent

125 words or less
Reflection Questions

Poor

Does not answer all questions.
Fair

Answers all questions minimally.
Good

Answers all questions adequately.
Excellent

Answers all questions thoughtfully and thoroughly.




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