Digital Storytelling Rubric
Student Name: ________________________________________
CATEGORY 20 15 10 5 Subtotal
Point of View - Establishes a Establishes a There are a few It is difficult to
Purpose purpose early on and purpose early on lapses in focus, figure out the
maintains a clear and maintains but the purpose is purpose of the
focus throughout. focus for most of fairly clear. presentation.
Voice - Pacing The pace (rhythm Occasionally Tries to use No attempt to
and voice speaks too fast or pacing (rhythm match the pace
punctuation) fits the too slowly for the and voice of the
story line and helps story line. The punctuation), but storytelling to
the audience really pacing (rhythm it is often the story line or
quot;get intoquot; the story. and voice noticeable that the audience.
punctuation) is the pacing does
relatively not fit the story
engaging for the line. Audience is
audience. not consistently
Images Images create a Images create an An attempt was Little or no
distinct atmosphere atmosphere or made to use attempt to use
or tone that matches tone that matches images to create images to create
different parts of the some parts of the an an appropriate
story. The images story. The images atmosphere/tone, atmosphere/tone.
may communicate may communicate but it needed
symbolism and/or symbolism and/or more work.
metaphors. metaphors. Image choice is
Economy The story is told with The story The story seems The story needs
exactly the right composition is to need more extensive
amount of detail typically good, editing. It is editing. It is too
throughout. It does though it seems to noticeably too long or too short
not seem too short, drag somewhat long or too short to be interesting.
nor does it seem too OR need slightly in more than one
long. more detail in one section.
or two sections.
Grammar Grammar and usage Grammar and Grammar and Repeated errors
were correct (for the usage were usage were in grammar and
dialect chosen) and typically correct typically correct, usage distracted
contributed to (for the dialect but errors greatly from the
clarity, style, and chosen), and detracted from story.
character errors did not story.
development. detract from the
Total: _______/ 100