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Creative Writing Diary Rubric
Imagine that you are a teenager, a businessman/woman, a famous artist, scientist or astronaut who has been kidnapped.
a. You are taken to a number of places. Keep a diary of the incidents that happened. Choose the cities and countries you are taken to.
Compile some information about the places and events and integrate this in your diary entry for each country. Describe them in detail.
b. Describe an account for your feelings and reactions when you encounter strange and unexpected things.
c. Include some details about how you were transported from one place to another.
Diary Project Rubric
Needs Improvement Fair Good Excellent
Content
you have to write 10 diary
entries and keep in mind the
facts.
You have only two or
three diary entries.
They do not contain
enough information or
do not make sense.
You have four or five short
diary entries. Your entries
are too short and some of it
is not comprehensable
You have six or seven diary
entries of which some are too
short. Or you have seven diary
entries but some parts are
confusing.
You have ten good diary entries. It includes
information about different places
integrated in your diary entries. Your work
makes sense and is understandable. Some
entries may be confusing but it doesn't take
away from the project. You include banana and a dinosaur in your story.
ORIGINALITY Your work shows little
originality and effort
your diary entries show
some originality.
your diary entries are original. Your diary entries are original; unique and
very creative.
Point of view The project is not in
first person point of
view and does not give
an accurate picture of
how the writer thinks
and feels.
The project is not in first
person point of view and
gives an accurate picture of
how the writer thinks and
feels.
The project is in first person
point of view and gives and
less than accurate picture of
how the writer thinks and
feels.
The project is in first person point of view
and gives and accurate picture of how the
writer thinks and feels about the events
being told about.
Word Choice
Student understands how
language features and
language patterns can be used
for emphasis
Poor word choice and
descriptions
throughout.
Elementary word
choices and many
words misused.
Some strong words and
descriptions. Some above
average word choices
however, many words are
used inappropriately.
Strong words and descriptions
throughout. Many words are
above average and used
appropriately throughout the
work.
Strong, vivid words and descriptions
throughout. Words are above average, and
used appropriately throughout the work.
Format
Date, Dear Diary heading,
punctuation and spelling.
Something is wrong
either with set up; no
date, or "Dear diary
heading, or confusing
entry. OR you have
more then seven
punctuation and
spelling. errors.
Something is wrong here,
either with set up; no date
or no "Dear diary heading.
You may have some
confusing entries, OR you
have three to four spelling
or puntuation errors.
Mostly everythinig followed
the format. you have the date
and/or the "Dear Diary"
heading. Most of your entries
are clear and easy to
understand. You may have
two to four spelling or
punctuation errors
Appropriate entries; complete sentences
used, puncutation and spelling is very good
with only one error.
Visual Elements
The diary entries omit
visual elements, or
visuals included do not
relate to the event(s)
being described.
The diary entries include
few visual elements, which
only somewhat relate to the
writer's thoughts and
feelings. The illustrations/
pictures/diagrams/lists
appear forced or random
with respect to the event(s)
being described.
The diary entries include 2-3
effective visual elements
which directly relate to the
text. The
illustrations/pictures/
diagrams/lists enhance
understanding of the writer's
thoughts and feelings, or
illustrate some aspect of the
event(s) being described.
The diary entries include 4 or more
effective visual elements which directly
relate to the text. The illustrations/
pictures/diagrams/lists enhance
understanding of the writer's thoughts and
feelings, or illustrate some aspect of the
event(s) being described.
Neatness and Conventions
The diary entries are
difficult to read and/or
understand.
The diary entries are legible,
but include multiple
grammatical errors that
distract reader.
The diary entries are mostly
neat and easy to read with
few grammatical errors. It is
in chronological order and
arranged logically.
The diary entries are neat and easy to read
with no grammatical errors. It is in
chronological order and arranged in an
original way, with clear organization.

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Creative Writing Diary Rubric for secondary school assignment.docx

  • 1. Creative Writing Diary Rubric Imagine that you are a teenager, a businessman/woman, a famous artist, scientist or astronaut who has been kidnapped. a. You are taken to a number of places. Keep a diary of the incidents that happened. Choose the cities and countries you are taken to. Compile some information about the places and events and integrate this in your diary entry for each country. Describe them in detail. b. Describe an account for your feelings and reactions when you encounter strange and unexpected things. c. Include some details about how you were transported from one place to another. Diary Project Rubric Needs Improvement Fair Good Excellent Content you have to write 10 diary entries and keep in mind the facts. You have only two or three diary entries. They do not contain enough information or do not make sense. You have four or five short diary entries. Your entries are too short and some of it is not comprehensable You have six or seven diary entries of which some are too short. Or you have seven diary entries but some parts are confusing. You have ten good diary entries. It includes information about different places integrated in your diary entries. Your work makes sense and is understandable. Some entries may be confusing but it doesn't take away from the project. You include banana and a dinosaur in your story. ORIGINALITY Your work shows little originality and effort your diary entries show some originality. your diary entries are original. Your diary entries are original; unique and very creative. Point of view The project is not in first person point of view and does not give an accurate picture of how the writer thinks and feels. The project is not in first person point of view and gives an accurate picture of how the writer thinks and feels. The project is in first person point of view and gives and less than accurate picture of how the writer thinks and feels. The project is in first person point of view and gives and accurate picture of how the writer thinks and feels about the events being told about.
  • 2. Word Choice Student understands how language features and language patterns can be used for emphasis Poor word choice and descriptions throughout. Elementary word choices and many words misused. Some strong words and descriptions. Some above average word choices however, many words are used inappropriately. Strong words and descriptions throughout. Many words are above average and used appropriately throughout the work. Strong, vivid words and descriptions throughout. Words are above average, and used appropriately throughout the work. Format Date, Dear Diary heading, punctuation and spelling. Something is wrong either with set up; no date, or "Dear diary heading, or confusing entry. OR you have more then seven punctuation and spelling. errors. Something is wrong here, either with set up; no date or no "Dear diary heading. You may have some confusing entries, OR you have three to four spelling or puntuation errors. Mostly everythinig followed the format. you have the date and/or the "Dear Diary" heading. Most of your entries are clear and easy to understand. You may have two to four spelling or punctuation errors Appropriate entries; complete sentences used, puncutation and spelling is very good with only one error. Visual Elements The diary entries omit visual elements, or visuals included do not relate to the event(s) being described. The diary entries include few visual elements, which only somewhat relate to the writer's thoughts and feelings. The illustrations/ pictures/diagrams/lists appear forced or random with respect to the event(s) being described. The diary entries include 2-3 effective visual elements which directly relate to the text. The illustrations/pictures/ diagrams/lists enhance understanding of the writer's thoughts and feelings, or illustrate some aspect of the event(s) being described. The diary entries include 4 or more effective visual elements which directly relate to the text. The illustrations/ pictures/diagrams/lists enhance understanding of the writer's thoughts and feelings, or illustrate some aspect of the event(s) being described. Neatness and Conventions The diary entries are difficult to read and/or understand. The diary entries are legible, but include multiple grammatical errors that distract reader. The diary entries are mostly neat and easy to read with few grammatical errors. It is in chronological order and arranged logically. The diary entries are neat and easy to read with no grammatical errors. It is in chronological order and arranged in an original way, with clear organization.