This rubric is to be used with the culminating assessment of the Suspense Unit: the students' suspense stories. After learning about and being able to identify skills such as foreshadowing, dramatic irony, and types of narrators, students incorporate these skills into their own stories. The beauty of this rubric is that students fill it out with proof from their stories. (Be sure to model this with your students to ensure best results.) This makes for quick grading and very clear evidence of their understanding of these topics.