This is actually a re-post, and honestly, I don’t use this grading rubric as much as other teachers do. However those who use this grading rubric absolutely love it. This rubric takes less time to grade (you don’t even have to read the whole paper to see if it’s all there and give credit for completion), and it’s straightforward enough that even elementary school kids can understand it. Not only that, but it forces students to do every step in the writing process, and as the saying goes, “Practice makes perfect.”
If you use this grading rubric with every writing assignment you give, students will get more practice writing, and they’ll master the concept of the writing process lickety-split.
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Want to know where this brilliant idea comes from? I’m Chelly Wood, and although I’ve taught English/language arts for 20+ years, I also moonlight as a YA novelist. My tale of a Latina teen who finds herself pregnant without a baby daddy will be released in July of 2016 by Reputation Books. It’s called Sunkissed Sodas, and you can see the book trailer on my YouTube channel.