Simplify assessment and provide meaningful feedback with this EDITABLE literary analysis writing rubric for analyzing character development. 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 Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3: Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3: Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered,
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