Do you ever get stuck trying to figure out how to grade routine writing such as journal entries and writing starters? Here is a rubric I created that works great in my classroom. It covers the basics, plus has a section at the bottom for teacher commentary. Each page has 2 rubrics in order to save on paper. Simply cut the page in half to score two papers.
The rubric assesses for formatting, avoiding fragments and run-ons, using capitalization, punctuation, and homonyms correctly, a strong introduction and conclusion, and following the prompt. This rubric by no means assesses all parts of writing, but it is a great tool for those short, routine writing assignments.
This rubric is simple enough to be used in all subject areas, which is great for Common Core and the across the curriculum writing assignments!