Name _________________________________ Date ___________________________ 4 Exceeds requirements Memoir is extremely well organized, divided into paragraphs, and easy

to follow. It has a clear beginning, middle, and end. Each paragraph’s topic is clear, and the conflict is easy to figure out.

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G

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Memoir Project Rubric 3 Meets requirements The memoir is generally well organized and divided into paragraphs. The topic of each paragraph is clear and the story is fairly easy to follow. If there are problems with organization, they do not get in the way of understanding the story. The writer uses many excellent details, but a couple of the details are repetitive or don’t really relate to the topic. The title and opening make sense for the memoir and might be engaging to some readers. There are very few spelling, punctuation, and capitalization errors, and they do not get in the way of the memoir’s meaning. 2 Approaches requirements The memoir has a beginning, middle, and end, but problems with organization or sequence get in the way of understanding the story. 1 Does not meet requirements The memoir is very disorganized and almost impossible to follow.

Organization

Details

Title and Lead

Spelling, Punctuation, and Capitalization

The writer “shows” instead of “tells” by using many details to help the reader see, hear, smell, taste, and feel what is going on. It is almost like “being there.” The title and opening of the memoir are extremely original and engaging. They really draw the reader in. Spelling, punctuation, and capitalization are perfect.

The writer mostly tells instead of shows. He or she does not use enough details, or the details are numerous but do not relate to the topic. The title and opening make sense but are kind of dull.

The writer uses very few or no details.

The title and opening don’t make sense or show little effort to engage readers. Spelling, punctuation, and capitalization errors occur so often that the memoir is almost impossible to read.

Spelling, punctuation, and capitalization errors get in the way of the memoir’s meaning.

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