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Rubric for Poetry Booklet Name: ____________________________

Criteria 1 2 3 4 5

Interesting cover Two or more Two elements One element is All elements are All elements are
includes: image(s), elements are are missing but missing but the included and well included and
title, name, missing image is well image is well done exceptionally done
date,class done done

Table of Contents Minimal attempt Some poems are Some poems are Most poems are Table of Contents is
listed but no listed with some listed with page correct and
page references page references references complete

Found Poem Not cited Not cited Not cited Incorrectly cited Correctly cited with
(lines cited from a Sentences only Attempt at Stanza phrasing but effective use of effective use of
magazine and turned
stanza phrasing stanza phrasing stanza phrasing
into a poem with poetic
phrasing)

Memory Poem Minimal attempt No use of Attempts to use Uses some Uses imagery
Uses imagery to imagery in the imagery to write imagery to write a effectively to write
write a poem memory poem a memory poem memory poem a memory poem
(12 lines minimum)

Interpretation Minimal Minimal Interpretation Interpretation Interpretation


#1:​ An Evening interpretation interpretation evident but follows the format follows the format
Walk without support with minimal needs more with one poetic with two supporting
support support technique poetic techniques

Interpretation Minimal Minimal Interpretation Interpretation Interpretation


#2:​ Student’s interpretation interpretation evident but follows the format follows the format
choice without support with minimal needs more with one poetic with two supporting
support support technique poetic techniques

Apology Poem Minimal attempt Some attempt at Poem is an Poem reflects an Poem reflects an
(12 line minimum) an apology apology but apology somewhat apology effectively
without use of does make use and uses a poetic and uses a poetic
any poetic of any poetic technique technique
techniques techniques

Poem inspired by Minimal effort Described the Described the Captured some Excellent
a painting painting without picture and ideas and feelings expression of a
(12 line minium) ideas or captured some about the painting poem inspired by a
meaning ideas about the painting
painting

Free Verse or Minimal effort Some effort Simplistic poem Good expression Excellent
Sports Poem evident with little of an idea or expression of an
(12 line minimum) though or feeling; used one idea or feeling; used
insight poetic device poetic devices

Reflection Minimal effort Minimal answers, Answered all Thoughtful answers that Insightful answers to all
some questions were questions with some demonstrate some questions; demonstrates
Questions
left unanswered thought understanding of poetry a good understanding of
poetry

Updated April 27th, 2018


Updated April 27th, 2018

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