End of the Year Creative Writing Assessment Rubric —

Assessing Creative Writing is different than grading a math paper. Often there is no right or wrong answer. While grammar and punctuation can be graded, the evaluation of content and style is often subjective.

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An author’s self-assessment may be the most useful tool of all.

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Here is a self-assessment rubric:

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Just as a character arc should change throughout your story, an author’s writing skills should evolve and improve over time.

This transformation process reminds me of The Ugly Duckling.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSYUhat-WOI

Listen to the music:

  • “The Carnival of the Animals: The Swan” played by Joshua Bell

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The concept of beauty equals goodness is one that can be included in a variety of stories.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/TheUglyDuckling

Today’s Assignment:

1. Do your self-assessment page as it relates to your final creative writing piece.

2. Read Flyaway by Lucy Christopher.

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http://www.amazon.com/Flyaway-Lucy-Christopher/dp/0545342147/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432127566&sr=8-1&keywords=flyaway

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http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/The_Ugly_Duckling_%281939%29