The need for a focus on writing mechanics in secondary ELA has increased with the release of CCSS Argument/Explanatory/Narrative rubrics. This need arises from the very small focus on writing mechanics within those rubrics.
The Writing Mechanics Rubric set is designed to focus on relevant and scaffolded writing skills with improvement interwoven into the domains. Use these rubrics to enhance your students writing skills in conjunction with the CCSS content which is the focus of the state rubrics. You will find that the two compliment one another perfectly.