This is a simple 3 category rubric used to assess informative writing. It is aligned to the writing and language Common Core Standards including Writing 2,2b,9 and ELA Literacy L9-10.6. The 3 categories include Focus (topic), Development (content), and Language (vocabulary). The rubric includes levels of 2 (developing) 3 (proficient) 4 (skilled), and 5 (exceptional). The rubric is written in "I can" statements that students can use.