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Narrative Rubric

Narrative Rubric

Narrative Proficiency Rubric
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Developing

Nearly Proficient

Proficient

Advanced

Engagement

Hook the reader by establishing a situation by introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize a basic beginning, middle, and end.

Hook the reader by establishing a situation by introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize a clear beginning, middle, and end.

Hook the reader by establishing a context by introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize a clear and focused beginning, middle, and end.

Hook the reader by establishing a context and point of view by introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize a clear,  focused, and interesting beginning, middle, and end.

Technique

Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events.

Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing and description, to develop experiences and events.

Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events to show the responses of characters to situations.

Use a variety of narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop and enrich experiences, events, and/or characters.

Sequence

Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.

Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.

Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.

Use a variety of effective and creative transitions, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.

Word Choice

Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events.

Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.

Use precise words and phrases, relevant and descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.

Use interesting and precise words and phrases, relevant and descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.

Conclusion

Provide a basic conclusion.

Provide a conclusion that wraps up the story.

Provide a developed conclusion that wraps up the story.

Provide a developed and satisfying conclusion that wraps up the story.

 

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