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High School Short Story
Rubric Code: T2XWBAC
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12


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  Excellent

16.8 pts

Good

15 pts

Fair

13 pts

Poor

11 pts

Characterization

Excellent

The character is clearly portrayed in some way. The character is realistic and developed.
Good

The character is basically developed in some way. The character is somewhat realistic, but inconsistent. Traits are somewhat developed.
Fair

The character is barely developed.
Poor

There is no character development.
Plot

Excellent

The story is extremely developed and thorough without being verbose. It is clear the 8-point plot structure was used.
Good

The story is very developed and thorough without being verbose. The characters are somewhat developed.
Fair

The story is somewhat developed or rambling and verbose. There is some development of the characters.
Poor

The story is undeveloped or extremely verbose.
Setting/Description & Imagery

Excellent

Use of setting is clear.
Specific sensory details are used.
Good

Use of setting is somewhat clear; some sensory details used.
Fair

Use of setting is unclear, it is difficult for the reader to identify setting in the story; not many sensory details used.
Poor

No use of setting is present in the short story. It is clearly undetermined; no sensory details are used.
Mechanics/ Length

Excellent

Short story is typed and is 3 or more pages, double-spaced in 12-point, Times New Roman font. Unique title is present. Only one or two errors in grammar and mechanics.
Good

Short story is typed and is 2 or more pages, double-spaced in 12-point, Times New Roman font. Title is present, but may not be unique. Some errors in grammar and mechanics.
Fair

Short story neatly written, but is less than 2 pages. No title. Many errors in grammar and mechanics.
Poor

Sloppy hand-written copy; without a title and is not more than 1 page. A vast amount of errors in grammar and mechanics.
Point of View

Excellent

Point of view is clear, use of first person, third person limited and omniscient easily detected by the reader. Changes point of view for reader interest (if possible).
Good

Point of view somewhat clear, shift between first and third not always easy to identify for reader. Little use of change, but is identifiable.
Fair

Point of view is unclear at times, shifts in dialogue (first or third) hard for reader to detect. Reader struggles to identify point of view.
Poor

Point of view is not clear. Reader is unable to identify point of view at all in piece.
Rhetorical Devices

Excellent

Creative writing techniques such as imaginative comparisons, strong diction, poetic meter and rhythm, allusion, and figuarative language are present and are executed in a high-level, sophistocated manner.
Good

Creative writing techniques such as imaginative comparisons, strong diction, poetic meter and rhythm, allusion, and figuarative language are present and are executed in an appropriate manner for student's grade level.
Fair

Little use of creative writing techniques are employed and the writing is not mature.
Poor

No evidence of creative writing techniques.



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