Narrative Essay Rubric. Objective. 0 points Did not attempt. 1 point Made some attempt: 2 points. Made an. good. attempt. 3 points. Demonstrated. mastery. 1. Started using an effective lead. 2. Used details to describe characters. 3. Used details to describe the setting. 4. Used quotation marks when characters spoke. 5. Kept narration clear. 6. Wrote appropriate paragraphs (didn’t.