Take the guess work out of assessing students’ writing pieces for the students, their parents, and you by using this rubric! Begin by teaching your students what you expect from them before they hand in their writing pieces using this rubric as your guide. Make a copy of the rubric a part of their writing folders so that they can refer to them during the writing process. Before your students hand in their writing to be graded, require them to reflect on their writing by completing a self assessment of their writing on the rubric using a highlighter and handing it in with all of their drafts. Use the same rubric to record your assessment of their writing in ink. If both parties are reasonable about their assessments, they should match! Parents will appreciate seeing their child’s writing piece graded separately for purpose, planning/organization, punctuation/capitalization, word usage/grammar, paragraphing, revising/editing, spelling, and neatness. Keeping these grades on separate pages in your grade book will help you share areas of strength and areas needing improvement efficiently during parent teacher conferences. You’ll love how much easier this makes assessing students’ writing!
The second page spells organization correctly for my Australian fans....organisation!
Thanks for looking!
:) Michele Parker