Six-Word Memoir Grading Rubric


TEXT
4
3
2
1
Punctuation/
Grammar
No punctuation or grammar errors
One punctuation and/or grammar error
Two punctuation and/or grammar errors
Three or more punctuation and/or grammar errors
Spelling
No spelling errors
One spelling error
Two spelling errors
Three or more spelling errors
Text
Text clearly communicates an autobiographical element to the audience through excellent word choice.
Text communicates an autobiographical element to the audience.
Text communicates an autobiographical element to the audience but the communication is disrupted by poor word choice.
Text fails to communicate an autobiographical element to the audience.

TYPOGRAPHY
4
3
2
1
Readability
Excellent readability
Good readability
Fair readability
Poor readability
Typeface choice contributes to the memoir's central idea
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor

IMAGE
4
3
2
1
Readability


Excellent


Good


Fair


Poor
Image's contribution to memoir's central idea


Excellent


Good


Fair


Poor


4
3
2
1
0
Peer Editing
Participated in the peer editing process.



Did not participate in the peer editing process.
Drafts
One or more pages of drafts with evidence of a high level of experimentation in variation of text.
One page of drafts with evidence of some experimentation in variation of text.
½ page of drafts with little evidence of experimentation in variation of text.
Less than ½ page of drafts with no evidence of experimentation in variation of text.
No evidence of drafting.
TOTAL












Six-Word-Memoir Editing Guide


Directions
Review the six-word-memoir you are editing. For each area, place a check mark in the yes column if the characteristic functions perfectly in the memoir or a check mark in the no column if the characteristic does not function well in the memoir. For items checked yes, explain how the characteristic functions in the memoir in the far right column. For items checked no, write a suggestion of how the characteristic could be improved.


Name of editor_ Name of author_


WORD CHOICE
Yes
No
EXPLANATION OR SUGGESTION
The words chosen make it easy for the reader to understand the main idea of the memoir.



The words are placed in the most effective positions for communicating the main idea.



The words are vivid.
They LIVEN things up and
LINGER in the reader's mind.




TYPOGRAPHY
Yes
No
EXPLANATION OR SUGGESTION
The typography supports the tone of the memoir.



The typography is easy to read.



No more than two types of typography are used.




IMAGE
Yes
No
EXPLANATION OR SUGGESTION
The image supports the tone of the memoir.



The image's color, brightness, and clarity are adjusted to the proper level.



The image does not dominate or overshadow the six words.