This word study rubric is suitable for use with Words Their Way in an upper elementary classroom. I use this rubric with students in both the Syllables and Affixes stage as well as the Derivational Relations stage and find it works well for both. Parents easily understand their child's grade and the components required for completion. I use this rubric in conjunction with the Independent Reading Rubric when I am running Reader's Workshop. This Word Study rubric includes five specific areas for assessment with ideas for small group instruction each day of the week. Activities included on the rubric are open sort, journal, closed sort, vocabulary foldable, blind sort, making words, and speed sorts. Word study takes approximately five-fifteen minutes per day in my reading block.