The Reading Workshop Poetry Rubric

2/ C
Rhythm, Form Structure, Organization
Creatively uses poetic form. A natural rhythm and structure.
Structure and rhythm seem natural to the reader.
Structure and rhythm need revised for better understanding.
Unorganized structure and rhythm.
Content, Impact
The purpose of the poem is evident leading to a natural conclusion. The poem engages the reader.
Poem is developed with content that engages the reader.
Content is basic with only a hint of the author's intent.
Content is basic and undeveloped.
Word Selection, Word Usage
Word choice is exact, colorful, and interesting. Uses sensory details to help the reader see, hear, feel, and/or think.
Word choice is interesting with the use of sensory details.
Vocabulary is basic with a few attempts at improving word choice.
Vocabulary is very basic.
Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation
No errors and mechanics used as needed to fit with the poetic structure.
Minimal errors in spelling and mechanics used as needed for understanding.
A few errors in spelling and mechanics.
Errors in spelling and mechanics that interfere with reading.
Work shows an understanding of poetry and reflects the effort to create a special piece of writing.
Developed piece of work that is the result of revising and editing.
Basic piece of writing that shows a need of improvement.
Undeveloped without signs of editing and revision.
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