Objectives:

1. Learn about key elements of a short story in order to apply these elements to your own writing.

2. Revise and submit your final copy of your "variation on theme" story.

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Story Rubric:

Content

-story has hardly any examples of descriptive language.
1points
-Story has very few examples of descriptive language. -Story has the beginnings of a conflict.
2points
-story has a few examples of descriptive language. -Story has a conflict
3points
-Story has some examples of descriptive language. -Story has a conflict -At times, uses language effectively
4points
-Story exhibits many examples of descriptive language; similes, metaphors, sensory details, show--not tell, etc. -Story has an easily identifiable conflict -Story uses language effectively, with a consistent and appropriate tone for the intended audience. -Story is engaging.
5points

Conventions

More than 5 spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors. Poor use of vocabulary and word choice.
1points
-Minimal (3-5) grammatical or punctuation errors -Low-level use of vocabulary and word choice
2points
-Few (1-3) spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors -Good use of vocabulary and word choice -more than three sentence/fragment errors
3points
-Several grammatical/ mechanical errors -Some high level vocabulary used -one or two sentence errors
4points
No spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors -High-level use of vocabulary and word choice -dialogue is punctuated correctly -sentences are complete (no fragments or run ons)
5points

Organization and Development

-Story has little or no organization -Story is missing a setting -Story shows little development
1points
-Story is missing a beginning, middle, or end. -Story has a focus but might stray from it at times. -Story has unclear development
2points
-Story is missing a distinct beginning, middle or end. -Story is lacking one or more transitions -Story has an unclear climax, and tends to stray from development -Story alludes to a setting.
3points
-Story has a distinct beginning, middle and end. -Story is lacking obvious transitions -Story begins to develop and comes to a climax -Story has a setting
4points
-Story has a distinct beginning, middle, and end. -Story uses transitions -Story develops, comes to a climax and is resolved -Story has specific detailed setting
5points

Format

-Story is missing four or more of the requirements
1points
-Story is missing THREE or more of the requirments
2points
-Story is missing TWO or more of the formatting requirements
3points
-Story is missing ONE of the formatting requirements
4points
-Story is titled -Story length is approximately 500 words -Story is written in a google document -teacher has editing access to document -Story is written in a 12 point font
5points

Writing Process

Student only has a final draft, which makes it hard to tell if improvements were made or if drafting was a part of the process.
1points
-Student is missing 3 or more stages of the writing process -Very little improvement is made between drafts
2points
-Student is missing 2 or more stages of the writing process -Little improvement was made to each draft
3points
-Student is missing one stage of the writing process. -Some improvement was made to each draft
4points
-Student completed prewriting, rough drafts, and final. It is clear that improvements were made to each draft
5points

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