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Short Story Writing - Speculative Fiction 
Students will write a short story to enhance the ability to develop character descriptions as well as a story line around a 'what if 'with a sequence of events, climax, and resolution.
Rubric Code: E22AWXW
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12


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  Needs More Work

1 pts

Satisfactory

2 pts

Very Good

3 pts

Excellent

4 pts

Problem

Needs More Work

It is not clear what
problem the main
characters face.
Satisfactory

It is fairly easy for the
reader to understand the
problem the main
characters face but it is
not clear why it is a
problem.
Very Good

It is fairly easy for the
reader to understand the
problem the main
characters face and why
it is a problem.
Excellent

It is very easy for the
reader to understand the
problem the main
characters face and why
it is a problem.
Setting

Use of imagery?

Needs More Work

The setting is mentioned.
The reader has trouble
figuring out when and
where the story took
place.
Satisfactory

The setting is described and at least one - two senses are developed.
The reader can figure out
when and where the
story took place, but the
author didn't supply
much detail.
Very Good

The setting is fully described and at least three senses are developed. Some vivid, descriptive
words (sensory details)
are used to tell the
audience when and
where the story took
place.
Excellent

The setting is fully described using imagery and descriptive language and at least three senses are developed. Many vivid,descriptive
words (sensory details)
are used to tell when
and where the story
took place.
Characters

Do we get to know them well as individuals?

Needs More Work

Characters have names and one descriptive quality about them.
Satisfactory

Characters have names and are physically described.
Very Good

Characters have names, are physically described, and the reader has an idea about their personalities.
Excellent

Characters have names, are physically described, and the reader has an idea about their personalities and can relate to them in some way.
Conventions

Spelling and grammar have been checked and edited.

Needs More Work

The story contains so
many errors in grammar,
usage, and mechanics
that errors block reading
Satisfactory

The story contains many
and/or serious errors in
grammar, usage, or
mechanics; may interfere
with reading.
Very Good

The story contains few
minor errors in grammar,
usage, or mechanics.
Excellent

The story contains no
errors in grammar,
usage, or mechanics.
Conclusion/Resolution

Needs More Work

There is no discernible conclusion.
No solution is attempted
or it is impossible to
understand.
Satisfactory

The conclusion leaves the reader unfulfilled.
The solution to the
character's problem is a
little hard to understand.
Very Good

The conclusion is interesting and wraps up the story well, but leaves the reader unfulfilled.
The solution to the
character's problem is
easy to understand, and
is somewhat logical.
Excellent

The conclusion is interesting and leaves the reader satisfied.
It is very easy for the
reader to understand the
problem the main
characters face and why
it is a problem.
What if situation

The ability to include a What if moment

Needs More Work

There is no usage of the 'what if' moment to inform or develop the story.
Satisfactory

Any reference to the 'what if' is superficial and done as an after thought.
Very Good

The 'what if' is used to guide the story and provides the central focus for development.
Excellent

The 'what if' features heavily in the story, and is extended to be the central focus of the story.



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