This rubric is a great teaching tool to use with your 4th graders when teaching paragraph writing. Give it to students to use as a guide as they write, knowing how to get a great score. This rubric encourages self-reflection as students think about how they can do better on their next assignment based on the score they give themselves. There is also space for teachers to write specific comments.
I staple these rubrics to the top of the students writing portfolio entry including the final copy of the writing piece, the rough draft, as well as the graphic organizer used.
Each of the categories is aligned with the CCLS.