Students enjoy writing about their own opinions. This is geared for 1st grade, but can definitely be used for any elementary grade level. If your students are ready for topic sentence and a conclusion this is the better rubric for you. Critique with ease students' consistency with use of capitalization and punctuation, being clear and concise while adding details, proper handwriting, and then an illustration to tie it all together. Staple to the front of their work and it's easily understandable to the parent and the child. Clear grading system featured at the bottom.