ETHOS

ETHOS

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Rubrics in the Creative Writing Classroom II

I've always been amused by the idea of a rubric for fiction writing partly because I would have liked to have had one when I first started writing stories, and partly because I know it wouldn't have a made a whole lot of difference.  Once upon a time I posted my fiction writing rubric on this blog.  It was a conglomerate of practical and impractical advice stolen from both Kurt Vonnegut and Stephen King.  I don't think it was very good.  I'll go ahead and post a revised version here that I hope is more practical.  The idea is that a student reads a book and feels inspired to write something of their own.  Here's how I attempt to grade such goings on in my world:



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