I use this rubric to assess reading journal entries. I recommend sharing the rubric with your students so they understand what your expectations are.
I have attached it as a Word file, so that you can change point values and add or delete any of the expectations.
The three areas I focus on are Structure of the entry, Vocabulary use, and Quality of Writing. I have included one section as a preview. I also have included sections for Writing Structure and Handwriting.
I have found this quick and efficient to use. I hope you enjoy!
If you like this rubric, please check out my Reading Summary Homework and Informational Reading Summary Homework assignments and rubrics :)