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CHARACTERIZATION:
Characters are well-
rounded human beings
with clear motivations.
Characters provoke empathy
within readers as a result of
indirect characterization
(speech, thoughts, actions,
reactions of others,
thoughts, and appearance).
Characters are well-rounded
and complex with clear
desires that motivate their
actions and enhance the
theme of the story.
Characters are well-rounded
as a result of indirect
characterization (speech,
thoughts, actions, reactions
of others, thoughts, and
appearance). Character
desires are clear and
consistent, motivating action
throughout the story.
Characters are somewhat
developed as result of a
mixture of indirect (speech,
thoughts, actions, reactions
of others, thoughts, and
appearance) and direct
characterization. Character
desires are sometimes
present but do not always
directly motivate character
action throughout the story.
Characters have little
development and are
developed primarily through
direct characterization.
Character desires are
unclear.
Characters are present, but
not developed. No desire or
motivation is established.

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VOICE/TONE (Voice):
The writers voice is
appropriate to the type
of story written.
Writer creates a unique
voice fitting to the subject
and tone of the piece. Voice
demonstrates a full range of
emotion, giving the piece,
and the subjects/characters
within, life. Voice and tone
are appropriate to the
writers intended meaning.
Point of view helps reveal
authors purpose.
Writers voice fits the
subject and tone of the
piece. Voice demonstrates a
full range of emotion rather
than relying solely on only a
few. Voice and tone are
appropriate to the writers
intended meaning. Point of
view fits subject of the
piece.
Writers voice fits the
subject and tone of the
piece, only occasionally
changing. Voice
demonstrates a few
emotions, but lacks a full
range. Voice and tone varies
between appropriate and
inappropriate to the writers
intended meaning. Point of
view fits subject of the
piece.
Writers voice occasionally
fits the subject and tone of
the piece. Voice
demonstrates only one
emotion. Voice and tone
rarely seem appropriate to
the writers intended
meaning. Point of view is
inconsistent.
Writers voice does not fit
the subject and tone of the
piece or is not discernible.
Voice is flat, demonstrating
no discernible emotion.
Voice and tone have no
correlation to the writers
intended meaning. Point of
view is not clearly
established.
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IMAGERY (Word
Choice): The writer can
appeal to a variety of
senses, creating a
complete picture in the
mind of the reader.
Writing offers unique
insights into the mind of
the character, offering
carefully selected details
that paint a picture using
all five senses.
Images are not only vivid,
but specific to the character
and story. Imagery is
unique and does not lend
itself to being a cliche.
Writing covers most or all
of the five senses, but
selected details are not
always carefully filtered
through the point-of-view
of the character(s).
Imagery varies between
unique and
conventional Images are
generally specific to
character and story, but
occasionally seem out of
place.
Writing covers a small
range of senses and are
sometimes filtered through
character and story.
Imagery generally
serviceable, though
conventional in nature.
Images sometimes unique
to character and story,
though they often feel out of
place.
Writing conveys imagery
through only one or two
senses and is not carefully
filtered through character
and story.
Imagery is present, but
conventional and tends
toward cliche. Lack of
filtering through character
leads to imagery that often
seems out of place and not
unique to the story.
Writing lacks imagery,
offering little to know
insight into the minds of
the characters.

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PLOT/STRUCTURE
(Ideas/Organization):
The structure of the
story is clear and
progresses in a way
that is natural and
fitting to the authors
purpose.



Plot utilizes a structure that
is identifiable to the reader,
building tension to a climax
that feels both natural and
powerful. The ending of the
story should offer some
sense of closure or relief of
suspense and should
emphasize the authors
purpose or theme.



Plot utilizes a structure
identifiable to the reader,
building tension to a climax
that is relevant to the rising
action. The ending should
offer closure or relief of
suspense.



Plot utilizes a structure
identifiable to the reader;
however, writing lacks
progression of tension.
Climax and ending offer
some closure and relief of
suspense.



Plot structure is not easily
identifiable. Little tension is
built. Climax is not easily
identifiable. Ending provides
little closure or relief of
tension.


Plot structure is not
easily identifiable.


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