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    Narrative Writing Rubric

    Teacher Name: Dr. White

    Student Name:     ________________________________________

4 - Excellent (A)
3 - Good (B)
2 - Adequate (C)
1 - Try Again (D or F)
First paragraph has a "grabber" or catchy beginning.
First paragraph has a weak "grabber".
A catchy beginning was attempted but was confusing rather than catchy.
No attempt was made to catch the reader's attention in the first paragraph.
The story is very well organized. One idea or scene follows another in a logical sequence with clear transitions.
The story is pretty well organized. One idea or scene may seem out of place. Clear transitions are used.
The story is a little hard to follow. The transitions are sometimes not clear.
Ideas and scenes seem to be randomly arranged.
Original illustrations are detailed, attractive, creative and relate to the text on the page.
Original illustrations are somewhat detailed, attractive, and relate to the text on the page.
Original illustrations relate to the text on the page.
Illustrations are not present OR they are not original.
Few or no errors in grammar and mechanics.
May contain an occasional significant error in grammar and mechanics.
Several significant errors in grammar and mechanics--but not enough to interfere with the flow of language.
Numerous errors in grammar and mechanics are distracting to the reader and disrupt the enjoyment of the story.

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