Here is a writing rubric that I used with multiple grades. It's based on the 6 Traits of Writing and our report card which uses a 5 point system. It can easily be changed in to letter grades. Makes grading a whiz, and lets the kids know exactly what you are looking for! I let the students have a copy to keep in their writing folder as a check off list. I know some teachers don't like "presentation" so I put it on a separate page. You can cut and paste it on the bottom, then photo copy if you want to add it.