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.
An author’s self-assessment may be the most useful tool of all.
Here is a self-assessment rubric:
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.
Listen to the music:
- “The Carnival of the Animals: The Swan” played by Joshua Bell
The concept of beauty equals goodness is one that can be included in a variety of stories.
1. Do your self-assessment page as it relates to your final creative writing piece.
2. Read Flyaway by Lucy Christopher.