Single point rubrics are the best for students! You can use them as an evaluative tool OR a self-reflection tool for your students. I have found that this helps boost my students writing extremely. Highly recommend it.
This rubric is separated into FOUR different categories in which I evaluate my students writing. Each category has about 3-5 attributes I am scoring.
4) Writing Conventions/Format
Everything is Common Core aligned and editable. This specific Rubric was created for a 4th Grade NGSS Writing Assignment about Animal Adaptations.
You can easily edit this document to fit your needs.
BONUS!!! There are SIX Animals listed at the bottom of the google doc that I have provided with Research Links in which your students can use to read about their own animal and their adaptations in order to write their research essay. This will save you A LOT of time find resources. If you are doing an animal research essay, I highly recommend this product!!