Review: Historical Fiction Story Rubric on Teachers Pay Teachers
The historical fiction story rubric on Teachers Pay Teachers
is a free download consisting of two rubrics to evaluate historical fiction.
One rubric is to be applied to the final story, and the second is meant to
assist students in a peer review process of their classmates’ writing.
The rubric provides a 4-point scale evaluating each of 6
criteria, making a possible high score of 24 points. Graders can then convert
the 24-point scale to their own grading systems. The rubric is a highly
detailed set of standards that evaluates the writing for its content and story
development as well as mechanics and word choice.
This particular download doesn’t include writing prompts to
accompany the rubric, and the rubric itself is not written so specifically as
to limit its application within historical fiction. It’s a fantastic resource
that can be used to combine a history curriculum with a writing assignment, or
I spent my four years of high school in a highly rigorous
academic program that required copious amounts of essay-writing. The
assignments that came with a rubric – and this was most of them – were some of
my favorites, because I was able to write my essay knowing exactly what was
expected of me. That’s the benefit of a rubric – it gives a very clear picture
of the standard to which an essay will be graded. Teachers who offer this
rubric to their students are likely to see a stronger showing in the final
product when compared to essays written without a rubric.
You can download your own copy of the historical fiction
story rubric here.
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