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Childrens Story Rubric

1-3 Length
Includes 6 or fewer original frames

4-6

7-8

9-10
Has at least 12 (or more) original frames in the story

Includes 7-9 original Has 10-11 original frames in the story frames in the story

Originality and Creativity

There is little evidence of creativity in the illustrations and story. The author does not seem to have used much imagination. Very simple and bland. Authors purpose is not clear. Story does not entertain, inform, or persuade readers.

Illustrations and story contain few creative or original details and they distract from the story. Writer did not use imagination for project.

Illustrations and story contain a few creative and original details that add to the readers enjoyment.

Illustrations and story were completely original and creative. Included many creative details that added to the readers enjoyment.

Authors purpose

Authors purpose is somewhat clear. Readers struggle to know if it entertains, informs, or persuades. Used for some of the frames, somewhat clear illustrations and telling of story, hard to see and understand, does not enhance the overall story. Uses acceptable vocabulary and grammar to communicate ideas. Contains some errors. Story hardly contains or has the sequential development of theme, plots and characters

Authors purpose is mostly clear. Readers know if the story entertains, informs or persuades by the end of the story. Used for almost every frame, mostly clear illustrations and telling of story, easy to see and understand, and enhances most of the overall story. Uses appropriate vocabulary and grammar to communicate ideas. May contain errors. Story is communicated in a logical, sequential manner that is detailed to enhance the quality of the the

Authors purpose is clear. Story clearly entertains, informs, or persuades readers.

Narration and Illustration

Used for few of the frames, illustrations and voice are not always clear, cannot understand or see what is happening, distracts from the story. Story contains many unacceptable or incomprehensible forms of grammar or vocabulary. Story lacks development of plot and characters. Lacks sequential development.

Narration and illustration are used for every frame, clearly illustrate and tell the story, easy to see and understand, and enhances the overall story. Uses exceptional vocabulary and grammar to communicate ideas. Story is communicated in a logical and sequential manner.

Grammar and Structure

Childrens Story Rubric


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