These are a set of three writing rubrics that are aligned to the Iowa Core (Common Core) Curriculum. They also are tied to 6-Traits of writing concepts as well. There are four different levels, Excelling, Achieving, Developing, and Beginning to assess where each student is in the writing process. Each "box" could also be used as a mini-lesson to show students what good writing looks like. It can serve as a scope and sequence for a writing program. A great self-assessment tool for students as well, they can "grade" themselves and see if they are looking at their own writing appropriately.