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iRubric: Writing Poetry Rubric

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Writing Poetry Rubric 
Used for grading poems written by students.
Rubric Code: Q224A67
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8


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  Exceeding Standards

4 pts

Meeting Standards

3 pts

Approaching Standards

2 pts

Below Standards

1 pts

Meaning and Originality

Exceeding Standards

Poem is creative and original. It is evident that the poet put thought into their words and uniquely conveyed their ideas and emotions.
Meeting Standards

Poem is thoughtful and creative. A couple of phrases or ideas may be revisited, but the overall product is carefully written.
Approaching Standards

Most of the poem is creative, but appears to be rushed. This is evident in the poet's redundancy or use of cliches.
Below Standards

Poems appear to be thoughtless or rushed. Work is very repetitive, and ideas are unoriginal.
Word Choice and main idea

Exceeding Standards

The poem uses many precise, vivid and descriptive words to develop a main idea or message.
Meeting Standards

The poem uses several descriptive words to develop a main idea or message.
Approaching Standards

The poem uses general or ordinary terms to develop a main idea or message.
Below Standards

The poem uses general or ordinary terms to describe the object; the words do not develop a main idea or message.
Organization

Exceeding Standards

The sequencing of words and phrases is logical and the reader is able to follow the ordering of ideas easily.
Meeting Standards

The sequencing of words and phrases is somewhat logical, and the reader is able to follow the ordering of ideas with minimal effort.
Approaching Standards

The sequencing of words and phrases is very confusing, and the reader may need to use his or her own knowledge to determine the ordering of ideas.
Below Standards

The sequencing of words and phrases is random. The reader can find no evidence of thoughtful ordering of ideas.
Generating Ideas

Exceeding Standards

The poem involves reader's senses, emotions, and imagination. The theme is evident.
Meeting Standards

The poem involves the reader's senses, emotions, and/or imagination. Some inconsistencies remain.
Approaching Standards

The poem rarely involves the reader's senses, imagination, or emotions. Lacks a clear theme or mood.
Below Standards

The poem never involves the reader's senses, imagination, or emotions. Lacks a clear theme or mood.
Spelling

Exceeding Standards

There are no or very few spelling errors. They are developmentally appropriate and do not impede the reader's understanding of the poem.
Meeting Standards

There are spelling errors, which may or may not be developmentally appropriate. However, they do not impede the reader's understanding of the poem.
Approaching Standards

Numerous spelling errors impede the reader from understanding the poem's message. Errors are not developmentally appropriate and should have been noticed and corrected.
Below Standards

Numerous spelling errors impede the reader from understanding the poem's message. Errors are not developmentally appropriate and should have been noticed and corrected.



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  • Poem, poetry, middle school, writing

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