Use this scoring guide to grade your narrative writing papers. It is completely aligned to the common core standards. It is in word form so you may change anything on it. I use it for grade 2, but will work for grades 1-5. Uses common core language.
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Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.