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Assessment task 2 rubric: Sun and Moon folktale

Plan, draft and publish a folktale about how the Moon or Sun came to be in the sky. The target audience for your folktale will be your classmates and you should target your writing to this audience. The folktale can be presented in a variety of ways including as an illustrated text, a book, or as a PowerPoint or other digital presentation. Use the rubric to guide you as to how your folktale should be written. Use the story map and character descriptions to support your writing.

Description On the way! Spot on! Wonderful!

Planning: Creates a clear plan using story map template

Planning attempted and some structure evident.

Planning is completed, narrative structure evident and cohesive.

Planning is complete, narrative structure is adhered to and cohesive.

Orientation: Writes a clear orientation to share

Orientation is evident but does not include appropriate detail.

Orientation is clear and concise.

Orientation is creative and engages the interest of the reader.

Narrative format: Includes orientation, complication and resolution

Folktale has some key organisational features. Some key features have not been included or are inappropriate. Little or no description of characters is evident.

Folktale includes all key organisational features. Key features are appropriate. Includes some description of characters in writing.

Folktale includes all key organisational features. Key features have been elaborated on. Characters are described clearly and description adds to the tale.

Punctuation and paragraphing

Uses capital letters and full stops. No paragraphs used.

Uses capital letters, full stops, commas and question marks correctly. Paragraphing is evident but not always accurate.

Uses common punctuation marks accurately, including use of speech marks. Writing is in paragraphs. Paragraphs use topic sentences.


Begins to use tense appropriately but with some errors.

Uses tense appropriately with few or no errors.

Maintains tense throughout writing. Tense shifts are accurate and appropriate.

Use of adjectives

Few or no adjectives used in writing.

Uses adjectives appropriately to add description to the setting, characters and events.

Uses adjectives effectively to add meaning to writing. Creates images with use of descriptive language.


Some evidence of editing. Some errors of spelling, punctuation and grammar remain.

Editing evident: a few errors of spelling, punctuation and grammar remain.

Editing evident: few or no errors of spelling, punctuation and grammar remain.


Published work is incomplete or lacking detail.

Published work is complete and well presented.

Published work is complete and presentation adds to reader enjoyment.