I created this rubric using http://www.rcampus.com/indexrubric.cfm to assess my students' written responses to literature (fiction).
The categories assessed include:
Retelling: Lesson/Moral-- Student wrote the lesson that was learned in the story.
Connection to Story: Connections to text, self, or real world examples.
Organization: Clear structure of ideas, capitalization, punctuation.
Each section is graded on a scale of 4 to 1.