Plot Structure Diagram Rubric
CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Required The diagram includes Student missed 1 Student missed 2 Student missed 3 or
Elements all required elements element in their plot elements in their plot more of the elements
in the correct order. diagram. The title is diagram. May be of a plot diagram.
The title is clearly included. missing the title. Does not include a
Explanation / Student fully explains Student explains Student does not Many elements lack
Support each of the elements. each element. The explain each explanation. The
Sentences are well student did the bare element. The explanations are
written. A deep minimum. No extra explanations are weak and often
understanding is effort was taken. weak. Very little incorrect.
evident. effort was taken.
Design / Effort The diagram is easy The diagram is The diagram is either The diagram is
to read, appealing, either difficult to difficult to read AND sloppy and there is
and creative. It is read OR lacks lacks creativity. no decoration,
obvious that a lot of creativity, but not embellishment, or
effort was put into the both. detail of any kind. It is
assignment. obvious that little
effort was taken.
Content - At least 7 accurate 5-6 accurate facts 3-4 accurate facts Less than 3 accurate
Accuracy facts are displayed are displayed on the are displayed on the facts are displayed
on the poster. poster. poster. on the poster.
Mechanics No mistakes or one 2-3 mistakes in 4-5 mistakes in 6 or more mistakes in
mistake in grammar grammar or spelling. grammar or spelling. grammar or spelling