Lets face it, writing teachers are having a hard time teaching the Six Trait Writing rubric and scoring guides to our students when our standards/proficiency based grading systems are now on a 4 point scale. To help with this conversion, I have taken the Six Traits (Ideas, Organization, Word Choice, Voice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions) and made bookmarks based on a four point scale. These bookmarks work great for use with a Writer's Notebook or for the final essay. As an added bonus they are football themed to help students to grasp the concept of moving toward a goal, and to keep the interest of unmotivated boy writers.
4: Exceeding the Goal (Touchdown)
3: Achieving the Goal (Field Goal)
2: Moving Toward the Goal (Possession)
1: Developing (Fumble)
There are three bookmarks per page to save on printing, and bookmarks for each of the traits that have an area where students or teachers can check off the things that teachers look for when assigning a score. This is in a student friendly format that will work for 4th-9th grade.
At the bottom of each bookmark is a football field graphic that contains the numbers 1 through 4. Teachers can circle the numbers to show what level of proficiency a student has reached.
The last two pages of this resource are of all of the Traits combined. You will want to print it front to back to use for grading of every trait when scoring every trait on a piece of writing.
These bookmarks have multiple purposes. Teachers can use them to score. They can be used to teach students the traits and to have students score themselves. Finally, they can be used for meaningful peer to peer feedback.