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RUBRIC FOR POETRY

Name: Date: Period:


CATEGORY Excellent - 4 Good - 3 Satisfactory - 2 Needs Improvement - 1
THE WRITING Student devoted a lot of time Student devoted adequate time Student devoted some time Student devoted little time and
PROCESS / and effort to the writing and effort to the writing process and effort to the writing effort to the writing process. It
process and worked hard to and worked to get the job done. process but was not very appears that the student does not
EFFORT make the poem a good read. The poem may have one or two thorough. Does enough to care about the assignment. The
The poem has no errors. errors. get by. There are several poem has many errors.
errors.
TITLE The poem has a title that The poem has a title that relates The poem has a title The poem has no title
clearly relates to the poem and to the poem
adds interest to the theme or
message of the poem
NEATNESS The final draft of the poem is The final draft of the poem is The final draft of the poem The final draft is not neat or
readable, clean, neat and readable, neat and attractive. It is readable and some of the attractive. It looks like the
attractive. It is free of erasures may have one or two erasures, pages are attractive. It looks student just wanted to get it done
and crossed-out words. It but they are not distracting. It like parts of it might have and didn’t care what it looked
looks like the author took great looks like the author took some been done in a hurry. like.
pride in it. pride in it.
STYLE The poem is written with a The poem is written with a The poem is written The poem lacks style and the
great sense of style. The poem defined with style. Thoughts are somewhat with style. thoughts did not come out clearly
has been well thought out and clear to read and understandable. Thoughts are clear to a on paper.
makes sense to the reader. degree.
VOCABULARY The poem is filled with The poem includes many The poem includes some The poem lacks description and
descriptive vocabulary that descriptive elements and is descriptive words and does not allow the reader to
appeals to the reader. appealing. phrases. visualize the poem.

TOTAL SCORE: __________________________________

RUBRIC FOR POETRY


Name: Date: Period:
CATEGORY Excellent - 4 Good - 3 Satisfactory - 2 Needs Improvement - 1
THE WRITING Student devoted a lot of time Student devoted adequate time Student devoted some time Student devoted little time and
PROCESS / and effort to the writing and effort to the writing process and effort to the writing effort to the writing process. It
process and worked hard to and worked to get the job done. process but was not very appears that the student does not
EFFORT make the poem a good read. The poem may have one or two thorough. Does enough to care about the assignment. The
The poem has no errors. errors. get by. There are several poem has many errors.
errors.
TITLE The poem has a title that The poem has a title that relates The poem has a title The poem has no title
clearly relates to the poem and to the poem
adds interest to the theme or
message of the poem
NEATNESS The final draft of the poem is The final draft of the poem is The final draft of the poem The final draft is not neat or
readable, clean, neat and readable, neat and attractive. It is readable and some of the attractive. It looks like the
attractive. It is free of erasures may have one or two erasures, pages are attractive. It looks student just wanted to get it done
and crossed-out words. It but they are not distracting. It like parts of it might have and didn’t care what it looked
looks like the author took great looks like the author took some been done in a hurry. like.
pride in it. pride in it.
STYLE The poem is written with a The poem is written with a The poem is written The poem lacks style and the
great sense of style. The poem defined with style. Thoughts are somewhat with style. thoughts did not come out clearly
has been well thought out and clear to read and understandable. Thoughts are clear to a on paper.
makes sense to the reader. degree.
VOCABULARY The poem is filled with The poem includes many The poem includes some The poem lacks description and
descriptive vocabulary that descriptive elements and is descriptive words and does not allow the reader to
appeals to the reader. appealing. phrases. visualize the poem.
TOTAL SCORE: __________________________________