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Creative Writing Rubric 
A rubric to use for grading creative writing assignments including poetry.
Rubric Code: UAX785
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12

Powered by iRubric Creative Writing Assignment
  Exceeds Standards

4 pts

Meets Standards

3 pts

Almost Meets Standards

2 pts

Does Not Meet Standards

1 pts


Exceeds Standards

Writing is extremely creative. Ideas and style is refreshing and imaginative. Talented writing.
Meets Standards

Writing is somewhat creative. Some new and imaginative ideas. Good writing.
Almost Meets Standards

Writing contains a few creative ideas but style is mostly uninspired.
Does Not Meet Standards

Writing contains many cliche ideas and an uninspired style.
Spelling and Grammar

Exceeds Standards

Proper use of spelling and grammar is employed consistently throughout the writing assignment.
Meets Standards

There are a few spelling and grammar errors, however it does not take away from the overall quality of the writing assignment.
Almost Meets Standards

Poor spelling and grammar muddle the overall effectiveness of this piece.
Does Not Meet Standards

There are so many spelling and grammar errors that it is difficult to comprehend the meaning.
Word Choice

Exceeds Standards

Strong, vivid words and descriptions throughout. Words are above average, and used appropriately throughout the work.
Meets Standards

Strong words and descriptions throughout. Many words are above average and used appropriately throughout the work.
Almost Meets Standards

Some strong words and descriptions. Some above average word choices however, many words are used inappropriately.
Does Not Meet Standards

Poor word choice and descriptions throughout. Elementary word choices and many words misused.

Exceeds Standards

There is a strong rhythm and flow of language. Sentence structure is varied through out piece.
Meets Standards

There is a rhythm and flow of language. Sentence stucture is often varied.
Almost Meets Standards

An obvious attempt to create a rhythym and flow. Sentence stucture not varied.
Does Not Meet Standards

No attempt to create a rhythym. Sentence structure not varied.
Organization and Development

Exceeds Standards

Excellent idea creativity. Organization and use of supporting details evident in the work.
Meets Standards

Good idea creativity. Organization and use of supporting details evident in the work.
Almost Meets Standards

Some idea creativity. Attempted organization and use of some supporting details evident in the work.
Does Not Meet Standards

No creativity, poor organization and no attempt to supply supporting details.

  • creative writing, poetry, prose



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