Simplify assessment and provide meaningful feedback with this EDITABLE literary analysis writing rubric for analyzing the impact of word choice/figurative language in a text. 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.9-10.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.)
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