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Narrative Assessment rubric

1/2

The story is reasonably well organized.


The beginning, middle and end are
evident and sequential and formed in
paragraphs. The story is a suitable
length and has a catchy title.

The story is a little difficult to follow as it


does not flow and the narrative
structure is present but unclear. It is
not of a suitable length (too long or
too brief) and does not have a
thoughtful title.

Ideas seem to be randomly arranged.


No real structure is evident. Narrative
is not written in paragraphs. Narrative
length is not suitable and title is neither
relevant or catchy.

Good character development. Some


descriptions given. The main
character has been quite well
established.

Characters introduced but minimal


descriptions given.

Characters are not described in any


way.

Setting has been adequately


described though some more time
spent on this would be helpful.

Setting seems unclear; more


information needed.

No effort has been made to provide a


setting or any descriptions of scenery
or surroundings.

The story contains many creative


details and/or descriptions that
contribute to the readers enjoyment.
The author has really used their
imagination and has written extremely
well.

The story contains a few creative


details and/or descriptions that
contribute to the readers enjoyment.
The author has been imaginative in
their writing and captured the
readers attention.

The author has tried to use their


imagination though is lacking those
creative details and/or descriptions
that give the story an edge and make
it really interesting.

There is little evidence of creativity in


the story. The author does not seem to
have used their imagination to make
the story interesting.

The author has included some


excellent noun groups (descriptive
sentences about people/places/
things), verb groups (more about
what is happening) and
circumstances. Excellent broad
vocabulary use.

The author has included a few noun


groups (descriptive sentences about
people/places/things), verb groups
(more about what is happening) and
circumstances. The author has made
an effort to broaden their vocabulary.

The author has made an effort to use


adjectives to describe nouns and
adverbs to describe verbs however
there are little to no noun groups or
verb groups.

The author has used simple


vocabulary and made no real effort
to use adjectives or adverbs.

The author has attempted to use a


variety of punctuation forms correctly
(speech marks, question marks,
exclamation marks, comas, possessive
comas) and has attempted to edit
their own work.

The author has used simple


punctuation forms and has made a
basic attempt of editing their own
work.

The author has left out several


punctuation forms and made no real
effort to edit their own work.

3
Narrative
Structure

The story follows a clear logical


sequence. It includes all structural
Introduction,
features of a Narrative and is written
Sequence of events,
in paragraphs. It is a suitable length
complication,
and has a relevant title which catches
resolution,
conclusion
the readers attention.

Character
Development
Development &
descriptions of
character/s

Excellent character development


using multiple and clever descriptions.
Main character has been well
established by the author and reader
feels they know them well.

Setting and
Scenes

Setting is clear, interesting and


described in detail. Author has
Reader can Visualize painted a picture with their words.
the setting
The author has not waffled on and
lost the reader.

Ideas
Reader is engaged
throughout the story

Language
Features
Noun groups , verb
groups &
circumstances

Punctuation &
Editing

Uses are variety of punctuation forms


correctly (speech marks, question
Edited own work and marks, exclamation marks, comas,
included correct
possessive comas) and has
punctuation forms
successfully edited their own work.