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Ideas

Text
Structure

Characters
and setting

Story
Cohesion

Spelling and
Punctuation

1. Ideas are
substantial and
elaborated
2. Ideas
effectively
contribute
to a central
storyline
3. The story
contains a
suggestion of
an underlying
theme

1. Coherent,
controlled and
complete
narrative
2. employing
effective plot
devices in an
appropriate
structure, and
including an
effective
ending

1. Details are
selected to
create distinct
characters. And
each character
has a defined
role (i.e. villain,
hero, antagonist)
2. Details are
selected to
create a sense of
place and
atmosphere.

1. An extended,
highly cohesive
piece of writing
showing
continuity of
ideas and
tightly linked
sections of text.
2. Story shows
an overall
sequencing of
thought

1. All sentence
punctuation
correct and
mostly correct
use of other
punctuation
2. Correct
spelling of all
words, at least
10 difficult
words, some
challenging
words

1. Ideas show
some
development
or elaboration
2. All ideas
relate
coherently
to a central
storyline

1. Contains
orientation,
complication
and resolution
2. Detailed
longer text
may have
multiple
complications
3. Layered
story with a
complication
onto an
existing one
rather
than conclude
1. Contains a
beginning and
a complication
2. Where a
resolution is
present
it is weak,
contrived or
tacked on

1. Character
understanding
emerges through
descriptions,
actions, speech
or the attribution
of thoughts and
feelings.
2. setting
emerges through
description of
place, time and
atmosphere

1. Meaning is
clear and text
flows well in a
sustained piece
of writing.
2. Accurate use
of referring
words

1. Sentences
mostly correct
with some
other
punctuation
correct
2. Correct
spelling of
simple and
common words,
some difficult
words spelt
correctly

1. Brief
descriptions,
provides
character point
of view and
feelings, but
lacks substance
or continuity.
2. Superficial
descriptions of
place and, time.

1. Some
accurately
punctuated
sentences
2. Some noun
capitalisation
where
applicable
3. Correct
spelling of
common and
simple words

1. Minimal
evidence of
narrative
structure, eg a
story
beginning
only or a
middle with
no
orientation

1. Only names
characters or
gives
their roles (e.g.
father, the
teacher)
2. Only names
the setting: (e.g.
School, castle)

1. Some correct
links between
sentences
2. Most
referring words
are accurate
Reader may
occasionally
need
to re-read and
provide their
own links to
clarify meaning
1. Links are
missing or
incorrect
2. Short script
Often confusing
for the reader.

1.
Demonstrates
interesting
ideas but
doesnt
elaborate on
them within
the story
2. Highly
predictable

1. Ideas are
very few and
very
simple
2. Ideas appear
unrelated
3. Ideas arent
unique and
show little
depth of

1. Punctuation
is minimal and
of little
assistance to
the reader.
2. few
examples of
conventional
spelling

thought

2. A recount of
events with
no
complication