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Rubric for : My creative writing book for grade 4
-under developed in term of length
1. Journal 1 : mark allocated 4 -many unstructured sentences
Students should write a journal entry on any subject they like. The journal is -not clean handwriting illegible at places
expected to be at least 100 words.
-length is maintained, 4
-no grammar error or only a few grammar errors 3 Essay 1 : mark allocated 6
-no spelling errors or little spelling errors Students are supposed to write a four paragraph descriptive essay either about
-unified and focused writing, proper sentence structures their favourite person or favourite place. The essay should be of minimum 150
-neat and clean writing with beautiful handwriting words.
-about 60-70 words written with more frequent grammar errors 3 -length is maintained 5-6
-more than four or five broken sentences, about 10-15 spelling -format is followed with introduction, body paragraphs 1 and 2
errors and fairly written but not very neat and clean and conclusion paragraph
-very short writing, many grammar and spelling errors 1-2 -no grammar error or only a few grammar errors
-many unstructured sentences -no spelling errors or little spelling errors
-not clean handwriting illegible at places -unified and focused writing, proper sentence structures
2. Paragraph 1 : mark allocated 4 -good use of linking words and good range of vocabulary used
Students should write a paragraph on any subject they like. The paragraph is -neat and clean writing with beautiful handwriting
expected to be at least 100 words.
-about 100-120 words length is maintained 3-4
-length is maintained, 4
-has got very clear topic sentences with at least three supporting -format is followed well however, there lacks clarity in topic
ideas including examples, reasons, explanation or description sentences in the paragraphs
and also has got an impressive concluding sentence -more frequent grammar spelling errors about 10 errors in the
-no grammar error or only a few grammar errors whole essay
-no spelling errors or little spelling errors - connectors are used but only some
-unified and focused writing, proper sentence structures - and fairly written but not very neat and clean
-neat and clean writing with beautiful handwriting
-has written in full length but lacks clear topic sentence or con- 3 -very short writing, many grammar and spelling errors 1-2
cluding sentence -many unstructured sentences
and -about 60-70 words written with more frequent grammar -very poor range of vocabulary
errors -essay format is not followed properly
-has examples and details but it is missing the order in the -not clean handwriting illegible at places
paragraph
-has got spelling errors
-fairly written but not very neat and clean
4 Informal letter : mark allocated 4 6 Story Writing: Mark allocated 6
Students should write an informal letter either friends or family. The letter is Students are expected to write a story in correct format as it was provided in
expected to be at least 100 words. the class. The story should be about 150 words. It must be written in their own
-letter format is followed properly: there is return address, date, 4 words.
proper salutation with Dear ..... -well written story with clear title, setting, good plot 5-6
-has started the letter properly with why he or she is writing or development and conclusion
talk about previous letter -characters well described and developed
-no spelling errors or little spelling errors -at least a couple of dialogue exchanges
-unified and focused writing, proper sentence structures -use of good range of vocabulary
-neat and clean writing with beautiful handwriting -proper sentence structures
-has missed some parts of the letter 3 -neat and clean writing with beautiful handwriting
-written only about 60-70 words -not much grammar and spelling errors
-about 5-10 grammar errors -misses one aspect of setting 3-4
-good range of vocabulary can be noticed -has fairly good range of vocabulary
-informal language is used -about 5-10 grammar and spelling errors
-more than four or five broken sentences, about 5-10 spelling -good paragraphing
errors and fairly written but not very neat and clean -has maintained the beginning, middle and conclusion fairly
-very poorly written work with many grammar and spelling 1-2 - fairly written handwriting but not very neat and clean
errors -very poorly written work with many grammar and spelling 1-2
-has missed many parts of the letter errors
-language looks formal -has missed many parts of the story
-many unstructured sentences -many unstructured sentences/ and not much linking words are
-not clean handwriting illegible at places used
-not clean handwriting illegible at places
5 Quatrain poems : mark allocated 2×2=4 7 Acrostic poem 2
Students should write two quatrain poems. The poetic lines are expected to Students are to write an acrostic poem using their first name.
rhyme each other or rhyme alternately. The poem can be about any thing they
They have to write acrostic using all the letters in their first 2
like.
name. If the spelling and sense is correct the students can get full
-each poetic line having correct spelling and structures will earn 4 mark. However, if there two to four mistake it can loose 0.5 and
0.5 it will continue for the rest. But minimum 0.5 for the work.
They can write about any thing.
The title of the poem must be written on top of each poem.
Evaluator can reduce the marks if there is any errors counting
the errors
8 Describing a memorable even: Mark allocated 5 10 Thank you note: Mark allocated 4
Students are expected to write a story in correct format as it was provided in the A well structured thank you note is to be prepared by the students. The length
class. The story should be about 150 words. It must be written in their own words. of the letter is expected to be about 80-90 words
-well written story with clear title, setting, good plot 4-5 -has followed informal letter format 4
development and conclusion -has included all the aspects: date, salutation, reason for
-mentioned all the aspects: who, where, when, how the event thanking, with proper development of letter
took place. -has got proper closing remark: with love, thanks, yours, etc
-vividly described using a good range of vocabulary -has got neat and clean presentation
-proper sentence structures -has misses two or three aspects of structure 2-3
-neat and clean writing with beautiful handwriting -not well developed
-not much grammar and spelling errors -about 10-12 grammar or spelling errors
-has given a good topic sentences and punch lines - One or two aspects of opening and closing is not proper
-misses some aspects of the details 2-3 -has got readable handwriting but not attractive
-has fairly good range of vocabulary -poorly done with many errors 1
-about 5-10 grammar and spelling errors -more than three aspects of note is missing
-good paragraphing -has got very poor handwriting with small range of vocabulary
-has maintained the beginning, middle and conclusion fairly
- fairly written handwriting but not very neat and clean 11 Formal letter : mark allocated 4
-misses either a good topic sentences and punch lines Students should write a formal letter (an application asking sick leave). The
-very poorly written work with many grammar and spelling 1 letter is expected to be at least 100 words.
errors -letter format is followed properly: there is return address, date, 4
-has missed many parts of the description proper salutation with Dear .....
-many unstructured sentences/ and not much linking words are -has started the letter properly with why he or she is writing
used -no spelling errors or little spelling errors
-not clean handwriting illegible at places -unified and focused writing, proper sentence structures
-neat and clean writing with beautiful handwriting
9 Invitation card: Mark allocated 4
A well framed invitation card with all the necessary details must be prepared. -has missed some parts of the letter 3
-written only about 60-70 words
The students will have to mention: who is invited, what is the 4
-about 5-10 grammar errors
event, when is it going to take place, where is it taking place,
-good range of vocabulary can be noticed
what special activities will be done, who has sent the card. If all
-informal language is used
these are mentioned the student gets 0.5 mark for each item.
-more than four or five broken sentences, about 5-10 spelling
Then if the card is well framed and the information is placed in
errors and fairly written but not very neat and clean
proper place then it will garner another 1 mark and neatness
and cleanliness will garner another 0.5 mark. Spelling should be
correct. Otherwise, marks can be reduced.
-very poorly written work with many grammar and spelling 1-2
errors
-has missed many parts of the letter
-language looks informal
-many unstructured sentences
-not clean handwriting illegible at places

12 Colour: Mark allocated 3


Students are supposed to write a colour poem as they are instructed in the
class describing vividly about something relating with colour. The poem con-
sists 10 -11 lines.
-has used one colour consistently 3
-developed the expected length of the poem
-has use a good range of vocabulary
-has no grammar or spelling errors
-neat and clean presentation
-has only six to eight lines 2
-does not have more than 4-5 grammar or spelling issues
-has used more than one colour
-has used a good range of vocabulary but not wide variety
-has got readable handwriting but not attractive
-poorly done with many errors 1
-has got less than five lines
-has got very poor handwriting with small range of vocabulary
1. Journal 4
2. Paragraph 4
3. Essay 6
4. Informal letter 4
5. Quatrain poem 4
6. Story writing 6
7. Acrostic poem 2
8. Describing a memorable event 5
9. Invitation card 4
10. Thank you note 4
11. Formal letter 4
12. Colour poem 3