Bundled in the FSA Writing / Common Core Writing Packet.
This is a quick note that I attach to the front of the scored opinion essays that are sent home with the students. There are 3 notes per letter size page. It looks at the areas of Purpose, Focus, and Organization (4 pts.)/ Evidence and Elaboration (4 pts.)/ and Conventions of Standard English (2 pts.).
The students are required to discuss with parent(s) the score in the different domains of the writing rubric and explain how they are going to change their approach to address the characteristics of the top score in each domain. The parent then signs the slip, and the essay and slip are returned to school. There is a place for the parent to write a comment if they choose. I then know that the parent understand the requirements for a top score and has seen their child's performance. The essay is then back at school in case that is an essay the student chooses to revise for 'publication.'