Cathy, thanks for your feedback. This is our first year using these rubrics, as well as teaching genre-based writing, so I'd be interested to see how you do it in your school! As a committee, we decided that each grade level would be responsible for different sub-genres within each genre of writing, and kinder was responsible for the how-to book and the recipe, which is why there was no generic expository rubric. In subsequent years this may change, but for now, we wanted teachers not to feel overwhelmed with different types of writing and also give students the opportunity to try writing a variety of texts. But, thanks for the feedback, and the changed rubric will be sent to you in a few minutes!
January 23, 2013