This is a 6 category rubric specifically designed for the "word choice" trait for 6 + 1 writing traits. The elevator is able to score students on a 5-0 scale for each aspect of the trait. This rubric works well for multiple writing assignments that focus on word choice. This particular rubric was used for writing a folktale, however, can be easily modified for any writing. It is designed for upper elementary- middle school students.