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Horror & Suspense Short Story Creative Writing 
Students will create their own horror/suspense short story, focusing on setting, characterization, plot, imagery, dialogue, point of view and grammar.
Rubric Code: Y22B668
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8


Powered by iRubric Horror/Suspense Story Rubric
  Excellent

5 pts

Good

4 pts

Fair

3 pts

Needs Improvement

2 pts

Characterization

Excellent

The character(s) is/are clearly developed with descriptions of each character.
Good

The character(s) is/are clearly developed with descriptions of each character, but sometimes does not make sense in the story.
Fair

The character(s) is/are somewhat developed, but sometimes does not make sense in the story.
Needs Improvement

The character(s) is/are barely developed.
Setting/Point of View

Excellent

Use of setting is clear.
Reader is able to distinguish when a change of setting is present or has occurred .Point of view is clear, use of first person, or third person is easily detected by the reader.
Good

Use of setting is somewhat clear, at times is difficult for reader to clearly identify setting. Point of view somewhat clear, and use of first or third person is hard to identify.
Fair

Use of setting is unclear, it is difficult for the reader to identify setting in the story. Point of view is unclear at times, shifts in dialogue (first or third) hard for reader to detect.
Needs Improvement

No use of setting is present in the short story. It is clearly undetermined. Point of view is not clear. Reader is unable to identify point of view at all in piece.
Plot

Excellent

Story has at least one well defined problem/conflict, a climax and an engaging ending.
Good

Story has a problem/conflict, a climax, and an acceptable resolution.
Fair

Story has a problem and solution, but the problem never reaches a climax. Or the stroy has a problem and a climax but it not fully developed.
Needs Improvement

The problem and/or climax and/or resolution is not present.
Creativity

Excellent

Story includes dialogue and plently of details (literary devices) that give the reader images in their mind while reading the story. Story is a successful horror/suspense story that is age appropriate.
Good

Story includes dialogue and some details (literary devices) that give the reader images in their mind while reading the story. Story is a horror/suspense story that is age appropriate.
Fair

Story includes dialogue and very little details (literary devices) that give the reader images in their mind while reading the story. Story is a horror/suspense story that is age appropriate.
Needs Improvement

Story is told with very little or no details (literary devices) that give the reader images in the mind while reading the story. Story may be a horror/suspense story that is not age appropriate.
Grammar/Mechanics

Excellent

There are very little or no puctuation,spelling and/or grammar errors. The story consists of several developed paragraphs. The story is at least 4 pages long.
Good

There are no more than 6 puctuation, spelling and/or grammar errors. The writer has attempted to write in paragraphs. The story is at least 4 pages long.
Fair

There are no more than 9 punctuation, spelling, and/or grammar errors. The writer has attempted to write in paragraphs. The story may not be 4 pages long.
Needs Improvement

There are more than 12 punctuation, spelling, and/or grammar errors. The writer has not attempted to write in paragraphs. The story may not be 4 pages long.



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