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✎ Editable First Grade Writing Rubrics for Opinion, Informative & Narrative

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This is a set of First Grade Writing Rubrics for opinion, informative and narrative pieces. Space is left by each indicator for teachers to comment.

Clear, simple language makes these rubrics a perfect tool to use at parent conferences.

For ease of use, this file is offered in Word and is fully editable.

This file includes:

★ An opinion writing rubric

★ An informational writing rubric

★ A narrative writing rubric

★ A poster of the icon for each level.

It’s my understanding that a rating of 1, 2, 3 or 4 has become common in many educational settings. I have struggled with the best way to help students understand this scoring system. I think this is a good start and would love to know what you think.

Here's how I plan to explain this four point scoring system and the associated custom images to kids:

4) Nailed It! Moving on . . . Every person should learn and grow every day. Hurray for exceeding the expectations! Next, let's pick some goals to help you keep moving on.

3) I got this! The standards are high and you reached the goal. Congratulations and let's plan for the next steps.

2) A little help please . . . Everybody needs a little help at times. Let's take a close look, think about what you did well, and make a plan to help you reach the goals.

1) Stumped right now. Need more tools . . . This was the trickiest to think of an image for. This image represents the bunny leaning on the stump, feeling “stumped.” The focus is on thinking of more tools. It's important for teachers, students and parents to all work closely together to help kids develop the skills they need to experience success in school. I hope this statement motivates the entire team to make a plan to help the student get the tools he/she needs to succeed.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!

Sincerely, Anne Gardner (NBCT, Literacy)

This product is intended to support implementation of the CCSS. No association with the creators of the CCSS (©Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers) is intended or implied.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.


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