Dialogue Rubric Traits Writing/Conventions Fluency/Performance Creativity/Voice Meaning Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 Writing mostly follows Dialogue is vague and/ Writing follows the Writing follows the the conventions of or inappropriate. conventions of dialogue conventions of dialogue dialogue with some Dialogue is not written without exception. with few exceptions. deviations. Writing in conventional form. Writing evidences a Writing evidences a shows an attempt at Frequent errors in clear, sophisticated clear structure. Few structure, but lacks spelling, punctuation and structure. No errors in errors in spelling, consistency. Many errors grammar that interfere spelling, punctuation and punctuation and in spelling, punctuation with meaning and/or grammar. grammar. and grammar. readability. The scene moves The actions of the scene The scene moves The actions of the scene smoothly throughout. are unclear. Actors are smoothly throughout. are usually clear. Focus The actors are audible unaware of actions from Actors expand and is often lost during the and express emotion and moment to moment. explore ideas. Actors are scene. Actors are purpose. Actors sustain Actors may laugh or always audible, clearly sometimes inaudible, the scene, with some distract each other. focused and committed unprepared for new distraction caused by Voices are too soft to be to the emotion and events in the scene or mistakes or “breaking heard and/or words are purpose. “break character.”. character.” spoken too fast. Scene relies almost Scene relies entirely Scene relies mostly upon Scene relies in part upon entirely upon authorupon original, student- original, studentauthor-generated generated circumstances. generated circumstances, generated circumstances, circumstances. Voices Voices of the characters but preserves the voices but preserves the voices of the characters veer veer significantly from of the characters. of the characters. from original somewhat. original. Dialogue demonstrates Dialogue demonstrates a Dialogue demonstrates Dialogue demonstrates a an insightful solid understanding of an unclear understanding lack of understanding of understanding of the the task, the characters, of the task, the the task, the characters, task, the characters their motivations and characters, their their motivations and chosen, their motivations their relationship in the motivations and their their relationship in the and their relationship in novel. relationship in the novel. novel. the novel.