This Kindergarten Writing Rubric is teacher friendly. It was created over a number of years, through much experience, and by combining suggestions from several places, including core curriculum and supportive materials. I've spent many hours scoring kindergarten writing with other teachers. Trying to follow rubrics that are too wordy can create confusion, frustration and can facilitate debates that are time consuming. Hefty rubrics are especially problematic for new teachers. With this in mind, I came up with this easy-to-follow rubric that will cut down on the time spent scoring writing samples and assessments while giving the same end result/score.
This rubric is set to grade writing and pictures. Students can receive a combined score or separate scores for their work. The drawing of students at this age is developing from stick figures to more recognizable subjects with many details so grading them and encouraging them on this portion of their work is very important. I have included 4 pages for posting on the wall. I left room at the bottom of these pages for attaching an anchor paper as a sample. The fifth page is for grading purposes and can be attached to the writing paper. It comes two to a page.