Short Story

Lesson 14: Assignment 2

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Drafting Your Short Story: It is now time to write and submit the first draft of your story. Before you submit it, be sure to review the rubric below to ensure that you have included all of the required components. In addition, be sure to title your story. Although I don’t expect your story to be perfect at this point, I would like you to proofread it for spelling, grammar, and clarity errors! If you’d like, you may even ask a parent or friend to proofread it for you! The following rubric will be used to evaluate your rough draft. (85 points)

Points Possible

Plot

Points Earned

5

Exposition

  • Does the exposition introduce the main character effectively?
  • Does the story opening motivate the reader to continue?

5

Conflict

  • Is the conflict clearly defined in the story?
  • Does the complication move logically to the resolution?
  • Is the conflict resolved realistically?

5

Climax

  • Does the moment of the climax of the action have impact?
  • Is it clearly defined?

5

Resolution

  • Does the resolution drag the story on too long?
  • Are all the loose ends resolved?
  • Does the resolution effectively communicate the story’s theme?

TOTAL

Points Possible

Characterization

Points Earned

5

Characters

  • Is the hero OR heroine described completely?
  • Is the villain, rival or opposing forces, described completely?
  • Are minor characters described adequately?

5

Actions

  • Are characters defined by realistic actions?
  • Is the story told from a consistent point of view?

5

Dialogue

  • Has dialogue been used to add dimension to the characters?
  • Have diction and dialect been used appropriately?

TOTAL

Points Possible

Setting

Points Earned

5

  • Is the time, place, and background described?

5

  • Is the setting realistic?

5

  • Are sensory details used throughout the story to describe the setting?

TOTAL

Points Possible

Theme

Points Earned

5

  • Is there a moral or message or lesson to be learned present in the story?

5

  • Is the purpose of the story evident?

5

  • Are the events in the story significant and/or meaningful?

TOTAL

Points Possible

Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling

Points Earned

5

  • Is correct grammar used throughout the story?

5

  • Is correct punctuation used throughout the story?

5

  • Is correct spelling used throughout the story?

5

  • Is the story in correct manuscript from?
  • Is it double spaced?
  • Is it titled?
  • Is the student’s name and the assignment title typed at the top of the document?

TOTAL

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