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Grading Rubric for Creative Writing Task Alternative Ending of Romeo & Juliet Year 9 English

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Criteria

Excellent

Idea Development &


Techniques
The story is developed using
dialogue, pacing, description,
reflection, and multiple plot
lines. Shows connections to
one of the themes in the play.

Organisation & Voice


The text follows a logical
sequence of events.
The writers heart and soul is
heard throughout the writing.
The writing has energy and
connects you to both the
writing and the writer.

Convention/Sentenc
e Fluency
Language used flows with
rhythm and grace. Sentences
are well crafted. Sentences
include punctuations, and
correct spelling and
grammar.

Grade
Marks

Comments:

Very Good

Good

Acceptable

Unacceptable

(5 marks)

(4 marks)

(3 marks)

(2 marks)

(1 mark)

The text
demonstrates
sophisticated
creative writing
techniques such as
engaging dialogue,
artistic pacing, vivid
description,
complex reflection,
and multiple plot
lines to develop
experiences,
events, and/or
characters.
Exceptional efforts
are shown to
connect the writing
text with one of the
themes in the play.

The text
demonstrates
thoughtful use of
creative writing
techniques such
as dialogue,
pacing,
description,
reflection, and
multiple plot lines
to develop
experiences,
events, and/or
characters.
Considerable
efforts are shown
to connect the
writing text with
one of the themes
in the play.
The text creates a
smooth
progression of
experiences or
events using a
variety of
techniquessuch
as chronology,
flashback,
foreshadowing,
suspense, etc.
to sequence
events so that
they build on one
another to create
a coherent whole.
Tone is interesting
and appropriate
for audience and
the purpose. The
writing is honest,
engaging and
personal.

The text uses


creative writing
techniques such
as dialogue,
description, and
reflection that
illustrate events
and/or
characters.
Decent efforts
are shown to
connect the
writing text with
one of the
themes in the
play.

The text uses


some creative
writing
techniques such
as dialogue or
description that
merely retells
events and/or
experiences.
Little efforts are
shown to
connect the
writing text with
one of the
themes in the
play.

The text lacks the


use of creative
writing techniques
and merely retells
events and/or
experiences.
No efforts are
shown to connect
the writing text with
one of the themes
in the play.

The text creates


a logical
progression of
experiences or
events using
some
techniques
such as
chronology,
flashback,
suspense, etc.
to sequence
events so that
they build on
one another to
create a
coherent whole.
Tone is
nondescriptive;
and shows
limited
awareness of
audience. The
writing is
reasonably
sincere but
plain.
The writing is
mostly accurate.
Acceptable
grammar and
punctuation.
It has a
reasonable
vocabulary and
variety of
sentence
structure

The text creates


a sequence or
progression of
experiences or
events.
Tone shows very
little awareness
of audience; not
very appropriate
for the purpose.
The writing is
reasonably
sincere but
shows no
commitment.

The text lacks a


sequence or
progression of
experiences or
events or presents
an illogical
sequence of
events.
Tone shows no
awareness of
audience,
inappropriate for
the audience or
purpose. The
writing shows no
attempt at voice.

The writing is
short and
inaccurate.
Grammar and
punctuation has
many errors.
It shows a
limited
vocabulary and
lack of variety of
sentence
structure.

The writing is short


and inaccurate.
Grammar and
punctuation has
many basic errors.
It shows a very
limited vocabulary
and lack of variety
of sentence
structure.

The text creates a


seamless
progression of
experiences or
events using
multiple techniques
such as
chronology,
flashback,
foreshadowing,
suspense, etc.to
sequence events so
that they build on
one another to
create a coherent
whole.
Tone is interesting
and appropriate for
audience and the
purpose. The
writing is honest,
engaging and
personal.

The writing has


accurate spelling,
grammar and
punctuation.
Sentence structure
and length are
varied.
It displays extensive
and varied
vocabulary and use
of expressive
language.

Excellent
13-15

Majority of the
writing is
accurate, using
proper grammar,
spelling and
punctuation.
The writing makes
use of varied
vocabulary and
sentence
structure and
uses expressive
language.

Very good
10-12

Good
7-9

Acceptable
4-6

Unacceptable
0-3

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