This is a great tool, which can be used during the second half of Kindergarten and into the entire year of First Grade.
Students are given "stars" for including each piece of the rubric in their work. The first rubric is as follows:
*I started my sentence with an uppercase letter.
*I used spaces between my words.
*I ended my sentence with punctuation
*My picture matches my sentence.
*My picture has great detail.
In the second rubric I have added *I used more than one sentence. This can be used at the end of kinder and throughout First Grade
I have included posters for your wall as well as 2 different masters for tickets, which are to be attached to the student's work. As they finish their work they come to me to receive their ticket and we walk through their work together as I award the stars. They love this! This approach has really had an impact on how closely my students pay attention to making sure they have all the important parts included in their work.
These are some of the things expected of Kindergarten and First Grade students with the new Common Core. Your students will have a better chance of being spot on in their writing assessments if they master this tool. :)