This is a writing grade card you can attach to students' writing. I use it as a simple grading tool that can translate into our district's online grading system. It also informs parents what was graded and I use the comments section for them to discuss with their child.
I use the star, happy face, plus sign one because that is the 'scale' we use as a team to mark papers and have informed parents as such. I also included a 3, 2, 1 scale and a 4, 3, 2, 1 scale.
Writing takes so long to grade but this makes it bearable!