By Jan Wiezorek
Telling stories with a beginning, middle, and end...
Simply put, narratives are (1) stories with attention-getting beginnings, (2) reversales and character discoveries in the middle, and (3) unexpected or satisfying endings. Many genres—myths, journal entries, mysteries, adventure stories, and more—are narratives.
This rubric focuses on narrative writing and rates key features of the writing at four levels of proficiency.