Rubric

CCSS W 10.3

Development:  Telling Detail and Sensory Language

In addition to appealing to a variety of senses in describing places, events, characters, and key objects, writer also employs fresh figurative language and other comparisons to help reader understand.

Writer appeals to multiple, and appropriate senses at significant moments in the text.

Reader may pause at least once in appreciation of the description.

Writer uses concrete sensory details, but they tend to be simplistic and cliché.

Writer makes an attempt to add description, but it is often weak and underdeveloped.

Description may be limited to solo adjectives peppered randomly.

CCSS W 10.3

Development:  Precise Words and Phrases

Consistent and effective use of precise words and phrases throughout narrative.  

Some effective use of precise words and phrases throughout narrative.

A few precise words and phrases are used.  Student missed opportunities to clarify ideas through precise language.  

Word choice is simplistic and vague.  Reader struggles to understand the writing.

CCSS L 10.1a:  

Parallel structure

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At least one correct use of parallel structure using parallel phrases.  Parallel structure is effective and powerful.  

At least one correct use of parallel structure using parallel word forms.   Parallel structure is effective and powerful.  

At least one correct use of parallel structure.

Attempted use of parallel structure, but incorrect whether phrases or words.

CCSS L 10.2a:

Semicolons

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At least one correct use of a semicolon to join two independent, closely related clauses.  Semicolon usage is effective and powerful.

At least one correct uses of  a semicolon to join two independent, closely related clauses.  

At least one correct use of a semicolon, but the semicolon may join two independent clauses that are not closely related.  

May attempt to use a semicolon, but uses it incorrectly to join a dependent and an independent clause.  

CCSS W 9-10.3

Style
Use of narrative techniques

Developed topic using effective narrative technique by introducing setting and conflict in the beginning  and smoothly integrating well-chosen dialogue.

Developed topic with inconsistently effective narrative technique.  Introduced setting and conflict toward the beginning and integrated mostly well-chosen dialogue.

Topic is underdeveloped but some effective narrative technique is present. Writer does not properly introduce setting or conflict and dialogue is integrated sometimes randomly.

Topic is not well-developed because it’s lacking narrative technique.  Writer either does not describe the setting or conflict or includes it too late.  Dialogue is integrated randomly and irrelevantly.