This rubric is aligned with the College and Career Readiness/ Common Core State Standards-- specifically for 7th grade writing. This is not a fast-paced grading rubric; instead, it should follow deep-level instruction in each of the areas it assesses. Feel free to shorten it to your liking, as some students may not find the information as accessible as others. Two of my classes used a less detailed rubric instead.
Note: 6th grade does not need to include the Counterargument & Rebuttal section.