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    Story Writing : Requirements


    Teacher Name: Mrs. Frank


    Student Name:     ________________________________________

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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.
Title Page
Title page has a graphic or fancy lettering, has the title, author's name, illustrator's name, and the year.
Title page has the title, author's name, illustrator's name, and the year.
Title page has the 3 of the 4 required elements.
Title page has fewer than 3 of the required elements.
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.
Action
Several action verbs (active voice) are used to describe what is happening in the story. The story seems exciting!
Several action verbs are used to describe what is happening in the story, but the word choice doesn't make the story as exciting as it could be.
A variety of verbs (passive voice) are used and describe the action accurately but not in a very exciting way.
Little variety seen in the verbs that are used. The story seems a little boring.
Dialogue
There is an appropriate amount of dialogue to bring the characters to life and it is always clear which character is speaking.
There is too much dialogue in this story, but it is always clear which character is speaking.
There is not quite enough dialogue in this story, but it is always clear which character is speaking.
It is not clear which character is speaking.
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.
Creativity
The story contains many creative details and/or descriptions that contribute to the reader's enjoyment. The author has really used his imagination.
The story contains a few creative details and/or descriptions that contribute to the reader's enjoyment. The author has used his imagination.
The story contains a few creative details and/or descriptions, but they distract from the story. The author has tried to use his imagination.
There is little evidence of creativity in the story. The author does not seem to have used much imagination.
Requirements
All of the written requirements (# of pages, # of graphics, type of graphics, etc.) were met.
Almost all (about 90%) the written requirements were met.
Most (about 75%) of the written requirements were met, but several were not.
Many requirements were not met.

Date Created: Jul 02, 2004 02:22 pm (CDT)


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