CCSS-aligned Writing Rubric, Narrative (Grades 9-10)

CCSS-aligned Writing Rubric, Narrative (Grades 9-10)

This is a Common Core State Standards-aligned writing rubric for use in the evaluation of narrative-type papers. This rubric is for grades 9-10.

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This rubric utilizes the following criteria:

  • Exposition: The text sets up a story by introducing the event/conflict, characters, and setting.
  • Narrative Techniques and Development: The story is developed using dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines.
  • Organization and Cohesion: The text follows a logical sequence of events.
  • Style and Conventions: The text uses sensory language and details to create a vivid picture of the events, setting, and characters.
  • Conclusion: The text provides a conclusion that follows from the course of the narrative. The conclusion provides a reflection on or resolution of the events.

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This CCSS-aligned writing rubric was developed and written by the English Professional Learning Council.