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Historical Fiction Publishing Rubric




Drafting: Student made use of story mountain to brainstorm ideas, develop plot, and produce a strong 1st Draft. (10)




Revising: Student looked for opportunities to enhance writing through experimentation with vocabulary, figurative language, dialogue, tone and structure. Sentence structure is complete and varied.  (20)




Editing: Student took advantage of both peer and teacher editing conferences, and final draft includes proper grammar and C.O.P.S. (Includes verb tenses, capitalization, commas, quotation marks and apostrophes.) (25)





Final piece has been checked for clarity. Story flows smoothly and makes sense. Plot includes details about central character’s internal and external characteristics, traits, motivations and struggles. (20)




Descriptive word choices (sensory words) are used throughout paragraph. (10)




Cover Illustration, Author’s Note and About the Author show strong effort. (10)




Final Presentation is neat and on time. (5)