This is a rubric for scoring an informational writing piece. First, use this rubric for students to see what is expected of them when writing an informational piece. Next, have students pair up and score each other's pieces. The students can even score their own essays using the rubric. The rubric is written on a 1-4 scale, and grades the purpose and organization, as well as the evidence and details. The rubric follows the format of students writing using a main idea and supporting details.