Teaching writing is one of the best parts of my day, but grading that writing can be difficult, as there are so many components to consider. Assessing students' writing progress becomes straight forward when you have a rubric to refer to. Most experienced teachers probably already have an instinctual rubric embedded within their brains as they read student work, however having it written in black and white can be a life-saver when dealing with parents and administration who may question you.
Each of these rubrics are based on a four-point scale:
1 - Below Grade-Level
2 - Approaching Grade-Level
3 - At Grade-Level
4 - Above Grade Level
The narrative, opinion, and information writing rubrics allow teachers to assess on the following sub-topics:
• Sentence Fluency (L.1.1j)
• Word Choice and Vocabulary (L.1.1c, L.1.5)
• Language Conventions of Writing: Capitalization, Punctuation, Spelling, Grammar, & Usage (L.1.1, L.1.2a-e)
In addition to rubrics for narrative, opinion, and informative writing, there is also a rubric for assessing students' handwriting (printing) skills. This rubric is also on a 4-point scale, assessing on the following areas:
• Line Usage
• Letter Formation
This is a growing product, that will eventually include student checklists and other miscellaneous goodies to make assessing student work even easier!
Please download my featured freebie to see the Narrative Writing rubric, and make sure to follow my store for more rubrics in other subjects coming soon!