Here is an easy-to-use rubric that is based off of the 6 Traits of Writing (Ideas, Organization, Voice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, and Presentation). I include a brief description under each heading giving clarification to what each category means and have also added on a section for Supporting Detail.
The rubric is based on mastery with no points listed, just titles like "Novice" "Getting Better" and "Wow!" This way, you can use it as a formative or assign the point values of your choice.
The last feature is the back side (if you print it double-sided). If offers a place for not just teacher comments, but student comments! This is great for your students to write a response after they get their rubric feedback, or for them to fill out before turning it in so you can see what they think of their writing.
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