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Geographical Narrative Essay 
Write a narrative essay from the point of view of a person your age living in a different geographical region. Through your main character's observations and interactions, illustrate the physical and human characteristics of the region.
Rubric Code: Y223WW4
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Subject: Geography  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: K-5


Powered by iRubric Geographical Narrative Essay
  Poor

1 pts

Fair

2 pts

Good

3 pts

Excellent

4 pts

Purpose

Poor

The essay does not demonstrate understanding of the geography and culture of the region.
Fair

The essay includes some physical and human characteristics of the geographic region but observations and experiences of the main character may be missing or unclear.
Good

The essay illustrates some physical and human characteristics of the chosen geographic region through the main character's observations and experiences, demonstrating some understanding of the culture and geography of the region.
Excellent

The essay illustrates physical and human characteristics of the chosen geographic region through the main character's observations and experiences, demonstrating a clear understanding of the culture and geography of the region.
Point of View

Poor

The point of view either a) is the authors' and not another character's, b) does not reflect a different geographic region, or c) is largely unclear and inconsistent throughout.
Fair

The essay is written from the point of view of a main character living in a geographic region that is similar to that of the author. The point of view is mostly unclear with some (4-6) inconsistencies throughout the essay.
Good

The essay is written from the point of view of a main character living in a somewhat different geographic region that the author. The point of view is mostly clear with few (1-3) inconsistencies throughout the essay.
Excellent

The essay is written from the point of view of a main character living in a distinctly different geographic region that the author. The point of view is clear and consistent throughout the essay.
Organization

Poor

The essay is difficult to follow and lacks organization. It is lacking distinct components such as introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
Fair

The essay is somewhat organized, but is difficult to follow. It may be lacking one of the three components: introduction, body paragraphs, or conclusion.
Good

The essay is organized in a mostly logical way. It has an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion, but some parts may lack detail or be out of sequence.
Excellent

The essay is organized in a logical way. It has a clear introduction that sets the tone for the essay, body paragraphs that elaborate on the author's main ideas, and a clear conclusion.
Language and Mechanics

Poor

The language in the essay unclear and distracts from the content. The essay contains many spelling and grammar errors.
Fair

The language in the essay lacks clarity and interferes with the content somewhat. The essay contains more than ten spelling and grammar errors.
Good

The language in the essay is mostly clear and does not interfere with the content. The essay contains ten or fewer spelling and grammar errors.
Excellent

The language in the essay is clear and supports the content. The essay contains five or fewer spelling and grammar errors.




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