6 + 1 Trait Writing Rubric for 1st Grade. This comprehensive rubric for evaluating writing at the first grade level is quick and easy to use and can be used for many different types of writing assignment. It allows the user to score writing based on 4 levels of competency including Minimal, Basic, Proficient and Advanced. It also has areas for genre, type of writing and comments. I like this evaluation instrument because of the thorough descriptions and it also gives me a clear picture of areas in which the student excels or needs to improve in. It can also be easily adapted for use in 2nd and 3rd grade or even used in K5!