No more spending hours reading and grading students' writing after school! This method includes a simple planning outline and a rubric with 20 components (topic sentence, preview sentence, main idea sentences, paragraphing, precise language, etc.). Also includes clear, easy-to-follow instructions for teachers to guide small groups in using the rubric to assess their essays with the teacher or a peer. All you need is different colored highlighters for students to locate these key components in their writing. Can be used for grading purposes.