This is an argument essay rubric that is aligned directly to the CCSS for 7th grade, but could also be used in 6 and 8.
It directly addresses the following standards:
However, I created this rubric because I discovered that rubrics with have the language of the standards can be very vague, making grading so subjective. I wrote this rubric to be objective--and student, teacher, and parent friendly. It goes along very nicely with my Research-Based Argument Essay Packet, too!