This narrative checklist includes all of the necessary traits of good writing. One for each students' portfolio will not only help you plan your group and individualized mini-lesson instruction, it will also provide key documentation of student performance. A holistic rubric, it is scored by simply placing a 1 - 4 in each box. The teacher then determines the overall score of the paper by determining which number appears most frequently. While this overall score is helpful to the student, the critical information is for the teacher's instructional next steps.