This rubric will help teachers effectively assess narrative writing according to Common Core standards. What makes this rubric particularly effective is that I have provided a scale that converts the rubric score to a number grade to enter in the grade book. For years I struggled with matching the rubric to a number grade, and I have finally come up with a method that is fair. Just check the descriptor under each section of the rubric, giving the student one, two, three, or four points for each criteria. At the end the points are converted to a number grade. I have used this rubric with my classes and have been pleased with the results.