I use these rubrics to help students write like a reporter after reading like a detective. It requires students to provide an answer, 3 reasons (at least) to support their answer using evidence from the text, and an explanation of what the evidence means/shows. It also requires them to provide a conclusion and use transition words for their supporting reasons (another reason, also, etc.) I use this to give to students as a checklist when writing like a reporter, and I also use it when grading student work for parts of their writing.
This helps me keep track of how students are grasping the writing like a reporter, and it helps them transition from using a graphic organizer to writing more independently.
I use the tracking sheet to mark down how students did for each part of their writing.
• Students can use it to guide their work
• Students can use it to assess and reflect on their work
• Teachers can use it to assess student work
• Can be used for writing conferences
• Checklist can be used to track student work