I use this simple checklist as a rubric for my students when they are doing their responses to our reading. I print one for each student and place inside a page protector. When they are responding in their journals they have this rubric in a page protector and a dry erase marker to check off each item as they are working. Afterwards, I go around with my smelly marker and check/mark their work
There are four different versions for grading purposes (check the bottom of each page).
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Narrative Writing Editing Checklist