This zip file contains a simple rubric I created based upon the 3rd grade CCSS ELA standards for opinion writing. The rubric is a word document so it will be editable by you if you feel the need to make any changes.
The Promethean flip chart contains 18 writing samples for you to use whole class to grade using the rubric. The samples cross the spectrum from higher level to lower level writing (they are actual samples from my students exactly as my students wrote them).
I use this as an introduction lesson to the rubric for my students. I make a chart paper copy of the rubric to keep displayed in the classroom and each student also gets their own copy of the rubric for their interactive writing notebooks (please see my store if you are also looking for interactive writing notebook templates!).
After going through the writing process to write their opinion pieces, we all come together to score some whole class and then I give them some partner practice in scoring the samples.
Any questions, please ask! The Promethean file can be easily converted to a PowerPoint or SMARTboard or Mimio file.
Suitable for grades 2 - 4.