This is a writing rubric I created from multiple sources. It is tailored to meet the needs to students who need practice writing expository essays. It is based on a 10-point scale, 6 being the lowest score and 10 being the highest. This rubric works for any expository writing piece, be it a journal entry, an in-class writing assignment, or an essay students work on at home over several weeks. The rubric is designed to help students master Common Core State Standards for expository writing.