It is tricky to explain to a student all the things a teacher is looking for when it comes to On-Demands or expository essays. I developed this kid-friendly rubric to let them know exactly what I was looking for in an easy to remember acronym. Grading is objective and not a mystery.
- I grade with it myself.
- It is THE tool I use when having kids check each other's writing.
- The rubric includes check boxes for each area ranked 1 to 4.
- I have my students put a star by the greatest strength in an area and a circle around the biggest opportunity to increase the score in that area.