20 Rubric: Dialogue Story

Rubric: Dialogue Story

Score Comments
Descriptive Details

  • Detailed, vivid descriptions using the senses: sight, sound, taste, touch, smell.
  • Details are shown not told
  • Dialogue moves the plot, increasing suspense, showing readers a trait(s) of the character(s), and/or changing the situation or conflict the characters are in
  • Setting is the backdrop of the story.
  • Characters are known through physical description, dialogue, and/or interaction with others.
  • Length is two pages, no more than three.

  • Story is told in multiple paragraphs.
  • Paragraph breaks occur when the scene shifts.
  • Each time a different character speaks a new paragraph is created.
  • The story arcs like Freytag’s plot chart.
 Point of View

  • Written in first-person point of view.
  • Uses the pronouns I, me, my, myself, we, us, our, ourselves.
  • Doesn’t use second-person pronouns: you, your, yourself except in dialogue.
 Word Choice

  • Uses specific nouns.
  • Uses action verbs.
  • Does not use words like really, always, very, a lot.
 Sentence Structure

  • No fragments.
  • No run-on sentences.
  • No awkwardly constructed statements.
  • Well-crafted sentences.

  • Effective with little or no additional revisions

  • Grammar, especially correct verb tense.
  • Capitalization of proper nouns
  • Punctuation, especially commas and periods.
  • Spelling

  • Name heading
  • Title
  • Double-spaced
  • 1″ margins
  • 12 pt. easy-to-read font
  • Page number heading
  • Paragraphs indented 5 to 7 spaces–one tab.

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