This comprehensive rubric clearly defines essay rules based on Common Core Standards. I have students staple a copy of this rubric on top of their 1- paragraph essays every week, and they are able to clearly set goals and see their own writing growth.
Not only an excellent tool for me to stay on top of grading essays, but an even greater tool for my students to track their progress. It has helped me out significantly, and the data shows it to be a successful growth tool.
Rubrics for 3 paragraph and 5 paragraph essays also available!