For use with assessing answers to short response (2 point) prompts that mimic the responses for the NYS ELA Exam. Using the original wording from the NYS rubric, each directive has been reworded to assess a precursor skill. Can also be used for grades 2,3, and 4 to assess strengths and weaknesses in students answers to inform whole group, small group, and individual instruction. Teaching students how to answer a short response prompt can seem overwhelming, this rubric allows you to teach it in manageable and measurable pieces. Makes it easy to see what skills to work on to produce quality short response answers.