This eight level rubric uses birthday candles to show writing development in a visual way for emergent writers. Here are a few ideas to get you started with this kid friendly writing rubric.
• Print and laminate large rubric and display in your writing center.
• Use during small group writing instruction.
• Glue smaller rubrics to the front cover of writing journals for quick reference.
• Sing “Happy Writing Birthday” when students achieve the next level on the rubric.