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Outsiders Narrative Writing Rubric – Explode The Moment



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Purpose/meaning

W7.3

Central idea is clear & remains focused on one moment throughout.

Central idea is clear & remains focused on one moment for most of the paper.

Central idea is clear, but does not remain focused on one moment in several sections.

Central idea is unclear &/or an entire event is covered rather than a moment.

Structure/

Organization

W7.3

Strong hook, strong conclusion, & strong reflection.

Sufficient hook, conclusion, & reflection.

Missing one component.

Missing two components. 

Student orients reader with strong POV & sequence.

Student orients reader with sufficient POV & sequence

Sequence isn’t logical in parts OR missing a clear POV.

Sequence rarely unfolds naturally & logically.

Variety of transitional phrases used throughout.

Variety of transitional words used throughout.

Variety of transitions used in parts.

Sporadic use of transitions.

Craft/Style

L7.3

Consistent & effective use of precise words, phrases, & sensory details to convey experiences & events.

Sufficient use of precise words, phrases, & sensory details to convey experiences & events.   

Occasional use of precise words, phrases, & sensory details to convey experiences & events.

Precise words, phrases, & sensory details rarely used.

Creative 6 word memoir for a title that alludes to event.

6 word title included, but is directly focused on event

Title included, but isn’t a 6 word memoir

Title isn’t included or is simply the genre.

Consistent & effective use of a variety of sentence beginnings, lengths, & styles.

Sufficient use of a variety of sentence beginnings, lengths, & styles.

Attempts to use a variety of sentence beginnings, lengths, & styles.

Rarely uses a variety of sentence beginnings, lengths, & styles.   


Conventions

L7.1/7.2

Few/minor errors.

Spelling, punctuation, grammar, & capitalization are mostly correct.

Frequent errors.

Errors interfere with  meaning & readability.



W7.3 _____ L7.1/7.2 _____ L7.3 _____


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