This rubric is intended to look at all of the basic skills necessary to create a story. On the rubric, story skills are rated using a 4 point scale that mimics the NYS Rubric for the ELA Exam. Can also be used for grades 2,3, and 4 to assess strengths and weaknesses in story writing to inform whole group, small group, and individual instruction. Teaching students how to write a story can seem overwhelming, this rubric allows you to teach it in manageable and measurable pieces. Makes it easy to see what skills to work on to produce quality stories.