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Social Justice Poem Project Rubric

Poem (Creative Mark)

Content
Was poem at least elevenlines long?
Did poem address the
chosen topic in an
appropriate and meaningful
way?
/4

Poetic Device #1
_____________________
Was the poetic device used
effectively and with a
specific purpose in mind?

Poem is at least eleven-lines Poem is at least eleven-lines Poem is at least eleven-lines Poem does not meet the line
long and develops a clear
long and a central idea is
long. Central idea is implied
count.
and central idea.
somewhat developed.
but may be unfocused.
Poem demonstrates
interesting insights or
perspectives about the
chosen topic.

Thoughtful; attempts to deal Demonstrates a relatively


with the chosen topic with
narrow/superficial
some maturity.
understanding of the chosen
topic.

Poem lacks a central


idea/sense of purpose.
Ideas underdeveloped; fails
to demonstrate a basic
understanding of the chosen
topic.

Purposeful use of poetic


Effective use of poetic device
Superficial use of poetic
Device was chosen with little
device to develop the central to develop the central theme device; purpose of device thought to the desired effect
theme of the poem.
of the poem.
may be implied and/or may
in the poem.
seem forced.

/4
Poetic Device #2
_____________________
Was the poetic device used
effectively and with a
specific purpose in mind?
/4

Purposeful use of poetic


Effective use of poetic device
Superficial use of poetic
Device was chosen with little
device to develop the central to develop the central theme device; purpose of device thought to the desired effect
theme of the poem.
of the poem.
may be implied and/or may
in the poem.
seem forced.

Artist's Statement (Written


Mark)

Content
Did writer demonstrate
understanding of the poetic
devices used in the poem?

Explanation demonstrates a Explanation demonstrates an Explanation of demonstrates


Explanation fails to
critical understanding of the appropriate understanding a superficial understanding
demonstrate a basic
poetic devices used.
of the poetic devices used. of the poetic devices used. understanding of the poetic
devices used.
Did personal reflection
Reflection is developed with
Reflection is complete.
demonstrate an appropriate Reflection is developed with
some insight.
May contain errors in
level of maturity and
originality, maturity, and
understanding.
understanding of the
individuality.
creative process?
Demonstrates an adequate Demonstrates a superficial
Demonstrates a critical
understanding of the
understanding of the
Reflection may be
/4
understanding of the
creative process.
creative process.
incomplete and/or lacking in
creative process through
Explanation of the
Explanation of artistic
development.
insightful explanations of the
effectiveness of artistic
choices and what might have
effectiveness of artistic
choices and what might have
been done differently is
Understanding of the
choices and what might have been done differently are
superficial and lacking in
creative process is
been done differently.
completed with an
depth.
inadequate. Examples may
appropriate amount of detail
have been very
and insight.
short/underdeveloped.

Style
Did writing demonstrate an
appropriate and effective
use of tone, sentence
type/length, and word
choice?
/4

Style and tone help to


Appropriate tone and use of
accomplish purpose and add
language.
impact.
Wide variety of sentence
types and lengths were
purposefully used.
Precise, concise language
and takes risk with a variety
of language choices.

Generally colloquial and


conversational.

Often uses inappropriate


tone or language.

Effective use of different


sentence types and lengths.

Limited variety of sentence


types and lengths.

Little or no sentence variety.

Word choice is varied and


appropriate.

Straightforward vocabulary.

Introduction establishes
context and purpose.

Introduction establishes
purpose.

May have too many short or


simple sentences that make
writing choppy.
May have too many long and
complex sentences that
obscure meaning.

Form
Did writing demonstrate an
effective and logical
organization and
introduction of information.
Were the
introduction/conclusion
purposeful and effective?
/4

Engaging introduction.
Sound structure; seems
effortless and natural.

Sequence of information is
logical and easy to follow.

Smoothly integrates
elements such as examples, Transitions used effectively
explanations, and anecdotes.
to connect ideas clearly.
Conclusion provides a
satisfying resolution.

Conventions (Spelling,
Few errors; these do not
Grammar, Punctuation, etc.) distract the reader (may only
be noticeable when reader
/4
looks for them)

Conclusion focuses on
purpose; tries to provide
resolution,
Some errors in complex
spelling and/or complex
sentence structures.
Errors do not distract the
reader.

Introduction either fails to


introduce topic or lacks
purpose.

Sequence is generally logical


but may lack sense of
Structure may seem illogical
direction.
or random.
Transitions awkward or
missing in places.

May seem disjointed


because ideas are not linked
with transitions.

Conclusion is mechanical,
but adequate.

Omits or provides ineffective


ending.

Some errors in basic spelling


and/or sentence structures.
Errors may distract reader
but do not interfere with
meaning.

Frequent and noticeable


errors in basic spelling
and/or sentence structure
that may interfere with
meaning

Total Mark:
Comments:

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