Fairview Elementary School

Mrs. Frank’s 4th Grade Class

Poetry Rubric


Poetry

Novice

Apprentice

Veteran

Master

Score

Ability to captivate the reader

Unfocused; author seems unsure of direction

(1-2 pts.)

Some focus, but lacks continuity

(3-4 pts.)

Well focused and interests reader throughout.

(5-6 pts)

Captivates and involves reader deeply.

(7-8 pts)

 

Sensory Images

Difficult to visualize image or emotion

(1-3 pts)

Some use of image, idea, or emotion

(4-6 pts)

Clear use of sensory images to portray ideas or emotions

(7-9 pts)

Vivid, detailed images and intensely felt emotion

10-12 pts)

 

Use of Language

Imprecise or inappropriate choice of words

(1-2 pts)

Expresses thoughts marginally

(3-4 pts)

Appropriate choice of language

(5-6 pts)

Uses rich and imaginative language

(7-8 pts)

 

Punctuation

Arbitrary punctuation

(1-2 pts)

Some meaningful punctuation

(3-4 pts)

Punctuation meaningful throughout

(4-5 pts)

Punctuation enhances conveyance of thoughts and images

(5-6 pts)

 

 

Poetry rubric adapted from:

http://w3.trib.com/~johnbn/poetry/poetrub.htm


 

Poetry Rubric

 

Name:_____________________________                Date:_________________________

 

 

 

Criteria

 

4

 

 

3

 

2

 

Ideas and content

Focuses on an idea, feeling or experience.  Uses specific, concrete images.  May include poetic sound devices

 

Exceptional focus of an idea, feeling or experience.  Exceptional use of images. Includes many examples poetic sound devices

 

Adequate focus of an idea, feeling or experience. Adequate use of images. Includes some examples poetic sound devices

 

 

Inadequate focus of an idea, feeling or experience. Adequate use of images. Includes no examples poetic sound devices

 

 

Sentence Fluency

Uses lines of varying lengths and a variety of sentence structures

 

Uses a large variety of varying sentence lengths and structure.

 

Uses some variety of varying sentence lengths and structure.

 

Uses no variety of varying sentence lengths and structure.

 

Organization

Uses a logical, effective organizational strategy.

 

Uses an exceptional logical and effective organizational strategy.

 

 

Uses an adequate logical and effective organizational strategy.

 

Uses an inadequate organizational strategy.

 

Voice

Uses own unique style.  Writes honestly, as if the reader were right there.  Writes with confidence and enthusiasm.

 

 

Uses an exceptional and unique writing style.  Writes exceptionally honest, as if the reader were right there.  Writes with exceptional confidence and enthusiasm.

 

Uses an adequate writing style. Writes somewhat honestly, as if the reader were right there.  Writes with a standard amount of with confidence and enthusiasm.

 

Uses an inadequate writing style.  Does not make the reader feel a part of the text. Writes with minimal confidence and enthusiasm.

Mechanics

Grammar

Spelling

Punctuation

Capitalization

 

Text contains only a minimal amount of errors

 

Text contains several errors.

 

Text contains numerous errors.

 

Total:  ______

Comments

    

Transactional Writing Rubric

 

 

Name: _____________________________                  Date:________________________

 

 

Criteria

 

3

 

2

 

1

Idea Development

Develops relevant ideas.  Uses descriptive details and examples

Focuses on an idea, feeling or experience.

 

 

Relevant ideas are exceptionally developed.  Exceptional use of descriptive details and examples.  Text is exceptionally focused on an idea, feeling or experience.

 

 

Relevant ideas are adequately developed.  Adequate use of descriptive details and examples.  Text adequately focuses on an idea, feeling or experience.

 

Relevant ideas are inadequately developed.  Inadequate use of descriptive details and examples.  Text inadequately focuses on an idea, feeling or experience.

Organization

Organizes information clearly and logically.

Uses appropriate format for type of text chosen.

Originality of presentation format.

 

 

 

Text is exceptionally organized, clear and logical.  Text uses an appropriate format for type of text chosen and an original presentation format.

 

 

 

Text is adequately organized, clear and logical.  Text uses an appropriate format for type of text chosen and an original presentation format.

 

 

 

Text is inadequately organized, clear and logical.  Text uses an inappropriate format for type of text chosen.  Text contains an unoriginal format.

 

Mechanics

Grammar, Spelling

Punctuation, Capitalization

 

Text contains only a minimal amount of errors

 

Text contains several errors.

 

Text contains numerous errors.

 

Total:  ______

    

 

COMMENTS:

 

 


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