Rubric for Creative Writings
Rubrics! What are they?
With the dictionary meaning, as a set of instructions in a book, exam paper etc. they are what it says. But how effective are they? Do I need to use it every time and at every class or plan created? No, but it is up to you.
The idea of a rubric is to help you and your students to know what is expected and instructions to help your students to give their best work. In short, they are just guideline.
Apart from that, it works well in my class. Creating a short rubric for my Unit plan or lesson plan gives me (personally) an idea or flow of what I expect from my students. Also, it guides my students what to do and what I am expecting with clear instructions. Students working in groups or individually can complete their assigned work just following a set of instructions with limited adult supervision.
Here, below is a rubric for a creative writing plan that can help you in most (if not all) writing classes. It is really easy to use and understand for students. It has the basic requirements needed in a short essay. Accordingly, you can edit it that best suits you.
|Use of correct grammar and tenses||15+ mistakes||10-14 mistake||5-9 mistakes||0-4 mistakes|
|Use of specified vocabulary||0-3 words||4-6 words||6-9 words||10+ words|
|Fluency||0-1 items listed||2-3 items listed||3-4 items listed||5 items listed|
|Mechanics||NO capital letters and punctuations||Many mistakes in capital & punctuations used (7-9)||Some mistakes in capital & punctuation used (3-5)||Capital letters & punctuations are used correctly in expected places.|
|Originality||NA||COmmon Categories used||Somewhat unusual categories||Highly novel|
|Elaboration||No sentences elaborated about the items||Poorly elaborated sentences about the item||Few sentences about the items listed and use of it||Descriptive sentences about the items listed and the use of it.|