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Playwriting Rubric 
Rubric Code: K23WXB8
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Subject: (General)  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12


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  Fair

Aspiring to Standard

5 pts

Good

Near Standard

10 pts

Excellent

At Standard

15 pts

Superior

Above Standard

20 pts

Structure

Total Points 20

Fair

There is little cohesion; elements of the play (e.g. action, transitions, setting, characters, conflict, fail to work together or may even detract from each other.

Chose structure is intentional and maintained through most of the play.
Good

Some elements of the play (e.g. action, transitions, setting, characters, conflict) work together to tell the story.

Chosen structure is intentional and maintained through most of the play.
Excellent

Most elements of the play (e.g. action, transitions, setting, characters, conflict) work together to tell the story,

Chosen structure is intentional and maintained throughout the play.
Superior

All elements of the play (e.g. action, transitions, setting, characters, conflict) work together seamlessly and concisely to tell the story.

Chosen structure is intentional, cohesively used to carry and extend the dramatic action.
Characterization

Total Points 20

Fair

Undeveloped characters with occasionally motivated actions connected to the conflict.

Characters seem contrived or unrealistic.

There are few moments when it is possible empathize with the character dilemmas
Good

Partially developed characters with somewhat motivated actions connected to the conflict.

Characters are mostly believable.

It is possible to empathize with the character dilemmas.
Excellent

Well-developed characters with actions motivated by a clear through line, conflict, and obstacles.

Characters are believable.

It is possible to empathize with the character dilemmas.
Superior

Well-developed multidimensional characters motivated by a strong and urgent through line, conflict, and obstacles.

Characters seem authentic and indispensable to the world of the play.

The playwright makes it easy to imagine character inner life and empathize with their dilemmas.
Dialogue

Total Points 20

Fair

Dialogue occasionally suggest character traits.

Dialogue is occasionally believable, however there is little or no consistency.

Dialogue does little to support the action.
Good

Dialogue suggests character traits.

Dialogue is mostly believable and somewhat consistent throughout the play.

Dialogue aligns with the action.
Excellent

Dialogue helps establish character traits and suggest character personalities.

Dialogue is believable and consistent throughout the play.

Dialogue supports the action and implies subtext.
Superior

Dialogue consistently reveals subtle character traits and deepens character personalities.

Dialogue is authentic and is cohesive throughout the play for each character.

Dialogue supports and amplifies the action via word choice and subtext.
Format

Total Points 20

Fair

Format occasionally suggested throughout script.

Includes title, character list, setting, time, Acts and scenes list.

Character names in ALL CAPS at the beginning of the line of dialogue, followed by a colon (:)

Character names in ALL CAPS in stage directions

Stage directions should be in parenthesis and, if typed, italicized

New scenes begin if there is a change in LOCATION and TIME
Good

Format is suggested.
Includes title, character list, setting, time, Acts and scenes list.

Character names in ALL CAPS at the beginning of the line of dialogue, followed by a colon (:)

Character names in ALL CAPS in stage directions

Stage directions should be in parenthesis and, if typed, italicized

New scenes begin if there is a change in LOCATION and TIME
Excellent

Format is established;
Includes title, character list, setting, time, Acts and scenes list.

Character names in ALL CAPS at the beginning of the line of dialogue, followed by a colon (:)

Character names in ALL CAPS in stage directions

Stage directions should be in parenthesis and, if typed, italicized

New scenes begin if there is a change in LOCATION and TIME
Superior

Format correctly:
Includes title, character list, setting, time, Acts and scenes list.

Character names in ALL CAPS at the beginning of the line of dialogue, followed by a colon (:)

Character names in ALL CAPS in stage directions

Stage directions should be in parenthesis and, if typed, italicized

New scenes begin if there is a change in LOCATION and TIME




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