Annual aacs poetry judging form



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ANNUAL AACS POETRY JUDGING FORM
Elementary (Grades 4-6) Junior High (Grades 7-8)
Name School
City State Grade
1. ORIGINALITY, CONTENT, AND COMMUNICATION (60 points)
a. Does the poem have a creative approach to the topic? (25 points)

b. Is the content of the poem well organized? (20 points)

c. Does the theme or idea tie the poet’s verses together? (5 points)

d. Is the reader left with a finished feeling? (5 points)

e. Is the poem a quality piece of work? (5 points)

TOTAL ____________
2. POETRY MECHANICS (25 points)
a. If the poem is in rhyme, is the rhyme scheme correct? If there is

no rhyme, are poetic devices appropriately used? (5 points)

b. Is the meter consistent throughout and appropriate for the

subject/mood? If there is no meter, does the poem flow? (5 points)

c. Does the poet have a feeling for sound devices other than rhythm

and rhyme (such as alliteration, assonance, consonance,

refrain, etc.)? (5 points)

d. Does the poet use imagery (including figures of speech), and is

it used effectively? (5 points)

e. Is the versification structure correct? (5 points)



TOTAL ____________

3. WRITING MECHANICS (15 points)


a. Are spelling, capitalization, and punctuation correct? (5 points)

b. Is the poem consistent in tense? (5 points)

c. Is the point of view consistent throughout? (5 points)

TOTAL ____________

TOTAL POINTS FOR THE POEM
Comments?


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ANNUAL AACS ESSAY JUDGING FORM



Elementary (Grades 4-6) Junior High (Grades 7-8)
Name School
City State Grade

1. ORIGINALITY and COMMUNICATION (40 points)


a. Does the essay have a creative approach to a topic

or story? (30 points)

b. Do vocabulary and word usage enhance the essay’s thesis?

(5 points)

c. Is the reader left with a finished feeling? (5 points)

TOTAL


2. CONTENT (40 points)
a. Is the main idea well developed throughout the essay? (25 points)

b. Is the essay well organized? (10 points)

c. Is the point of view consistent throughout the essay? (5 points)

TOTAL ___________
3. WRITING MECHANICS (20 points)
a. Are spelling, capitalization, and punctuation correct? (5 points)

b. Is the sentence structure correct? (5 points)

c. Is the paragraphing appropriate and correctly done? (5 points)

d. Is the essay consistent in tense? (5 points)



TOTAL ___________
TOTAL POINTS FOR THE ESSAY
Comments?

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