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    3-B’s Writing Rubric

    4

    Outstanding

    3

    Satisfactory

    2

    Starting to Get It

    1

    Need to Work Harder on This

    Punctuation and

    Grammar

    All end marks are correct. Capitalization is correct. All sentences are clear and make sense. There is appropriate use of commas and tense.

     

    Most end marks are correct. Capitalization is mostly correct. Most sentences are clear and make sense. There is mainly appropriate use of commas and tense.

     

    Some end marks are correct. Capitalization is incorrect at times. Some sentences are clear and make sense. There is little appropriate use of commas and tense.

     

    Many end marks are incorrect or not present. Capitalization is incorrect at times. Most sentences are unclear and make little sense. There is little appropriate use of commas and tense.

     

    Spelling

    There are virtually no spelling errors. Time has clearly been taken to edit.

    There are few spelling errors. Some time has been taken to edit.

    There are more than a few spelling errors. Little time has been taken to edit.

    There are several spelling errors. Not nearly enough time has been taken to edit.

    Emotion

    Can readers connect?

    Does my story have a heart/ a purpose?

    There is evidence of strong emotion and deep thinking. The characters are well developed.

    There is evidence of emotion and some deep thinking. The characters are somewhat developed.

    There is a little evidence of emotion and a little deep thinking. The characters are beginning to be developed.

    There is a little to no evidence of emotion or deep thinking. The characters beginning to be developed.

    Descriptive Language

    Similes, Metaphors

    Personification, Sensory Details, Showing not Telling

    There are several examples of descriptive language that help to create a picture in the mind of the reader.

    There are some examples of descriptive language that help to create a picture in the mind of the reader.

    There are few examples of descriptive language that help to create a picture in the mind of the reader.

    There are no examples of descriptive language that can help to create a picture in the mind of the reader.

    Vocabulary

     

    Many extraordinary words enhance the writing. There are virtually none of our class “ordinary” words used.

    Some “extraordinary” words enhance the writing. There are few of our class “ordinary” words used.

    A few “extraordinary” words enhance the writing. There are many of our class “ordinary” words used.

    No “extraordinary” words enhance the writing. There are too many of our class “ordinary” words used.

    Writing Craft

    Small Moments

    Strong Leads

    Specific Details

    Internal Thoughts

    The story is focused short time span, has a strong lead and has all important details that help to tell the story.

    The story is mainly focused on a short time span, has a good lead and has some details that help to tell the story.

    The story is not quite focused on a short enough time span. It has a lead and has a few details that help to tell the story.

    The story is not focused on a short enough time span. It has a dull lead and has too few details that help to tell the story.