I use this rubric with freshmen who are comparing and contrasting "The Gift of The Magi" with "The Necklace," but the rubric is ready to use with any literature. It is designed for a five paragraph essay. This rubric is extremely detailed because it is the first essay that I have my College Prep. freshmen write. This rubric is fully editable so that you can customize it to fit your directions. For example, I have my late penalty listed which may be different from yours.
Also included in this purchase is a graphic organizer for students to organize their thoughts. For your convenience, I provided a completed Venn diagram and an example body paragraph to help explain the point by point method.