Parent Writing Rubrics (Fiction and Nonfiction)—Have you ever wanted to give parents a clear expectation for their student’s writing? Here are two parent friendly rubrics to guide parents. Each comes with a parent letter and provides a simple rubric checklist for parents to use with a sample of their student’s writing. It also gives parents a place to provide comments for areas of both strength and weakness. You get two rubrics—one for fiction writing and one for nonfiction writing. Each has its own set of criteria.
My student’s love when I send these home. We call it “Parent Homework”. They go home and tell their parents, “No watching TV, getting on the computer, or talking to friends until their homework is done!” My students beg me to give out the Parent Homework Parents are asked to read their student’s writing sample, complete the rubric checklist, and write some of their student’s strengths and weaknesses. It’s a great way for parents to gauge where their student is in relation to the expectations and a great conversation starter.