Simplify assessment and provide meaningful feedback with this EDITABLE literary analysis writing rubric for analyzing author's structural choices. This standards-based rubric is thoughtfully designed with "writer-first" language that validates students' attempts and encourages growth. Each rubric descriptor starts with "The writer" and emphasizes the student, rather than the piece of writing. When you value the WRITER, the WRITING will inevitably get better! The descriptors also emphasize how the writer's choices affect readers, which bridges the gap between writing and literary analysis.
This resource is a 100% EDITABLE Google doc so that you can adjust the terminology to reflect your students' needs and your specific assignments. You can use this digitally or print it: whatever works!
Please note that this rubric is designed for a writing response to meet the following 9-12 CCSS ELA Reading: Literature Standard:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.5: Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
Questions about how to use these rubrics? Let me know. :)
CHECK OUT ALL OF MY LITERARY ANALYSIS WRITING RUBRICS: