I found as I was teaching I needed a general rubric to grade writing across all subject areas. I use this tool when I just want to focus on the mechanics that are expected in fourth grade. I just print one of this and circle or highlight the points earned. I do often circle the line between the 5 and 3 or 3 and 1 to signal a middle value. The four areas assessed on this rubric are sentences, grammar, puncuation/capitalization, and spelling.
I didn't make this file in color or with shading since I have to print make copies of this for my classroom. I figured the black and white color saved on ink!