Name: _______________________________ Date: ________________
Poetry Anthology Grading Rubric
Component Excellent (4) Good (3) Satisfactory (2) Improvement POINTS
Anthology includes Anthology includes Anthology is not
Poems typed or neatly Entire anthology
most of the required only a few required constructed
handwritten, 1 poem per page, & constructed correctly.
elements. elements. correctly.
on 8 ½ x 11 white/off white paper.
Cover Cover is missing one Cover is missing all
Cover includes all required Cover is missing many
Includes a title, author, year, 4th or two required required elements
elements. required elements.
grade, and a creative illustration. elements. OR is not included.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents is Table of Contents is No Table of Contents
Includes a title in quotation marks, Table of Contents includes
missing some of the missing many of the is included in the
Author (when applicable), Type of all format requirements.
format requirements. format requirements. collection.
poem & poems are in correct order
Introduction is not the Introduction is not the
Introduction is correct
correct length correct length AND
Introduction length and includes Introduction is
AND/OR includes provides limited
1-2 paragraph self reflection about important information about incomplete AND/OR
some information information about you
you as a poet and your anthology. you as a poet & your not included.
about you as a poet & as a poet & your
your anthology. anthology.
Poem follows the 5 line
Poem follows the 5
Cinquain Poem line format, creative Poem follows the 5 line Poem does not
words have been used that
and uses good word format, but uses basic follow the correct 5
show much thought was put
choice. Some precise words with few line format. Includes
Title: ________________________ into the word choice. Poem
adjectives & nouns precise adjectives & very basic
is extremely creative, uses
were used to create nouns. descriptive words.
precise adjectives & nouns
to create vivid images.
Poem more or less Poem's shape & design
Poem takes the shape of an Poem’s shape &
Concrete Poem takes the shape of somewhat reflect the
object that relates to the design do not reflect
chosen theme/topic. theme or subject of the
poem’s content. Poem is the theme or subject
Some precise poem. Uses basic
Title: ________________________ extremely creative, uses
adjectives & nouns words with few
of the poem.
precise adjectives & nouns Includes very basic
used to create vivid precise adjectives &
to create vivid images. descriptive words.
Haiku Poem Poem follows the 5-7-5 Poem has the correct Poem has the correct Poem does not
syllable pattern and makes number of syllables number of syllables in follow the 5-7-5
Title: _______________________ sense. Poem reflects and makes sense. 1-2 lines and makes syllable pattern on
something in nature or Poem reflects sense. Poem reflects any line and does
seasons in an original way. something in nature something in nature or not reflect
Uses vivid and interesting or seasons in a seasons, but not in an something in nature
words that linger or draw somewhat original original way. Uses or seasons. Uses a
pictures in the reader's way. Some vivid and words that limited vocabulary
mind. words are used that communicate clearly, that does not capture
draw pictures in the but the writing lacks the reader's interest.
reader's mind. variety, punch or flair.
Poems do not utilize
Poems follow correct
Poems follow correct correct format and
Optional Poems (2) Poems follow correct format format with most lines
format and contain may not contain the
and contain the minimum completed correctly.
the minimum number minimum number of
Title #1: ________________________ number of lines. Poems Poems have adequate
of lines. Poems have lines. Poems have
have excellent word choice, word choice and
Type: ______________________ good word choice poor word choice
vivid comparisons, and the somewhat vivid
and comparisons. with few
connection between objects comparisons. The
The connection comparisons. The
is clear. Poems display a connection between
Title #2: ________________________ between objects is connection between
clear understanding of objects is fairly clear.
clear. Poems show objects is weak.
Type: ______________________ poetic devices (see Shows little
some understanding Shows no
vocabulary list for devices). understanding of
of poetic devices. understanding of
Reflection includes 1 Reflection includes 1 Reflection includes 1
Favorite Poem Reflection (1) descriptive paragraph, paragraph, providing simple paragraph that
incomplete and does
Title #1: ________________________ explaining why the poem some explanation & explains why the
was included in the examples for why the poem was included,
Author: ______________________ explain why the
collection, using specific poem was included in but lacks in specific
poem was included.
examples from the poem. the collection. examples.
Illustrations included for all Illustrations included Illustrations included Illustrations not
5 poems. for 3-4 poems. for less than 3 poems. included.
Some time and effort
Much time and effort went More effort and time Little time and effort
went into the creation
into the creation of this needed. Project evident. Project
of this anthology.
Overall Neatness & Creativity anthology. Project gives shows some planning lacks in neatness
Project is neat and
an impression of neatness, and care, but could be and shoes little
shows planning and
creativity, and care. neater. planning.
Anthology contains Anthology contains
Anthology contains correct Anthology contains a
quite a few grammar, many grammar,
Grammar, Punctuation, and grammar, punctuation, and couple grammar,
punctuation, and punctuation, and
Spelling there are no spelling punctuation, and
spelling mistakes. spelling mistakes.
mistakes. spelling mistakes.
TOTAL POINTS: ______ / 48