In each of the trait categories, there are criteria listed for each point category. Circle the criteria that most aligns with your evaluation of a particular piece of writing. Choose one for each of the potential score areas. See example sheet on the next page. Instead of circling, I used bold text to indicate my scoring.
Ask students to turn in a copy of this sheet with each writing assignment. This sheet can be stapled or paper-clipped to the work.
Consider copying this sheet onto duplicate or triplicate paper to retain and share copies with stakeholders.
Use these sheets to track over time a student’s growth in consistently hitting specific editing targets. These sheets may also work for tracking IEP goals, collecting data for special education placement, or using for RTI/MTSS.
Cross off or eliminate any targets in which a student has already demonstrated proficiency or any targets that are not applicable to a particular assignment.
Enlarge this rubric at a local printing company or your local education agency to use a whole group teaching tool or anchor chart.
Additionally, this chart can be used on an Elmo, overhead projector, SmartBoard, or other classroom projection system.
I used this sheet for a student’s writing goal on her IEP. I tracked each writing trait separately on writing goal graphs. This allowed me to give her one piece of writing to be assessed and tracked in four ways.