This is a pack of three rubrics for middle school English teachers. The first rubric is for sixth grade narrative writing, the second is for seventh grade narrative writing, and the third is for eighth grade narrative writing. Each rubric is differentiated in the final two categories based upon the language of the Common Core ELA Standards for Grades 6-8 (the first three categories are uniform for each grade).
Included in this pack is a guide to grading the rubric, which helps you translate the rubric into a number grade and offers students an explanation of how the grade is determined.
These rubrics can be used by the entire school/ELA department to facilitate collaboration and continuity between teachers and across years. The language is specific and rigorous, challenging students to push their narrative writing to the next level and achieve the demands of the Common Core.