These writing rubrics are based on the 5th grade writing objectives in Virgina. I'm leaving this as a word document so if you are not in Virginia, you can adapt and modify to fit your needs.
What's included are three rubrics (general, peer, and self) for quarters 1/2 combined, 3, and 4. The rubrics include categories of composing, written expression, usage and mechanics. The rubrics have a section for the language arts standards in research. These standards are not included on the self and peer edit because it's challenging for a student to evaluate a peer's understanding and implementation of research objectives. But, if you want to add it on, since it's a word document, you can do that.
Also included is a description of Marzano's 4 point grading scale. I have the students glue this page in their notebooks as a reference so they know what each point means. A grade scale has been left off each rubric page so you can choose to use a letter grade, points, or just as a check list.
I created these pages in Word, using narrow margins and Calibri font. Depending on your program and the settings, you may need to adjust your document.