This is an informative/explanatory writing rubric. I teach 2nd grade and designed it for my class and needs, but I can see it easily being used in 1st or 3rd grade. This download also includes a self assessment checklist and then a peer assessment checklist. Your students can work with a shoulder partner to help proofread and edit each other's work before you use the rubric to assess them formally. I am only charging a dollar for this because it isn't cute. I don't know how to add non copyrighted clip art of kids holding frogs in front of rainbows, but this will get the job done. Oh and I attached I Can statements and CCSS for 2nd grade.