Universidad Simon Bolivar                                                                                  April-May, 2003

English for Architecture ID3-125

Video-chat Unit

Story Writing Rubric

CATEGORY Excellent

0.25/each

Good

0.20/each

Satisfactory

0.10/each

Needs Improvement
Title Title is creative, sparks interest and is related to the story and topic. Title is related to the story and topic. Title is present, but does not appear to be related to the story and topic. No title.
Introduction First paragraph has a "grabber" or catchy beginning. First paragraph has a weak "grabber". A catchy beginning was attempted but was confusing rather than catchy. No attempt was made to catch the reader's attention in the first paragraph.
Characters The main characters are named and clearly described in text as well as pictures. Most readers could describe the characters accurately. The main characters are named and described. Most readers would have some idea of what the characters looked like. The main characters are named. The reader knows very little about the characters. It is hard to tell who the main characters are.
Setting Many vivid, descriptive words are used to tell when and where the story took place. Some vivid, descriptive words are used to tell the audience when and where the story took place. The reader can figure out when and where the story took place, but the author didn't supply much detail. The reader has trouble figuring out when and where the story took place.
Problem/Conflict It is very easy for the reader to understand the problem the main characters face and why it is a problem. It is fairly easy for the reader to understand the problem the main characters face and why it is a problem. It is fairly easy for the reader to understand the problem the main characters face but it is not clear why it is a problem. It is not clear what problem the main characters face.
Solution/Resolution The solution to the character's problem is easy to understand, and is logical. There are no loose ends. The solution to the character's problem is easy to understand, and is somewhat logical. The solution to the character's problem is a little hard to understand. No solution is attempted or it is impossible to understand.

       Organization

The story is very well organized. One idea or scene follows another in a logical sequence with clear transitions. The story is pretty well organized. One idea or scene may seem out of place. Clear transitions are used. The story is a little hard to follow. The transitions are sometimes not clear. Ideas and scenes seem to be randomly arranged.

Spelling, Punctuation, and Syntax

There are no spelling, punctuation, and/or syntax errors in the final draft. Character and place names that the author invented are spelled consistently throughout. There is 1, 2 spelling, punctuation, and/or syntax error in the final draft. There are 3 -5 spelling, punctuation, and/or syntax errors in the final draft. The final draft has more than 5 spelling, punctuation, and/or syntax errors.
  Dafne Gonzalez
Created: 2003-04-09

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