This rubric is designed to make life easier when grading your student's short analytical paragraphs. It lends itself well to the Reading Workshop Writing About Reading unit.
In my 5th grade classroom, I ask students to generate ideas about the books they're reading and construct analytical paragraphs. This rubric has allowed me to fairly and efficiently grade their responses.
Also, throughout the course of the school year, I have students use this rubric to peer edit each other's work.
I hope it's a help to you!