Rubrics for Letter Writing

  1. Rubrics for Letter Writing

  2. Kindergarten Writing Rubrics

  1. Evaluation Station/Houghton Mifflin

  2. Better Letters:Lesson Plans for Teaching Letter Writing Education World /includes rubrics

  3. Letter Writing Final Test

Narrative Writing Rubric

  1. Rubric for Narrative Writing- First Grade

  2. Second Grade Writing Rubric

  3. Third Grade Writing Rubrics

             Expository Writing Rubric

  1. Third Grade WritingRubrics -Informational

  1. Expository Writing/Elm. rubric

Descriptive Rubrics

  1. Writing to Describe Rubric/Teacher Planet

  2. Rubric for Descriptive Elementary Paragraph

Persuasive  Rubrics

   Paragraph Writing Rubrics

  1. Paragraph Writing Rubrics/TeAch-nology

Primary Writing Rubric

  1. Primary Writing Rubric

Evaluating Student Writings

  1. Six Traits Writing Assessment Teacher Net

  2. K-2

  3. Standard Rubric

  4. Strategies for Teaching the Traits

  5. Synonyms for Said

  6. Synonyms for Asked

  7. Adjectives for the 5 Senses

  8. Strategies for Teaching any Trait

  9. Mini-Lessons to Help Teach the Traits

  10. Primary Anchor Papers

  11. Book Reviews

Rubrics for Sentence Fluency

  1. K-2 Writing Rubrics

Publishing OnLine

Publishing online through online magazines and educational organizations; e.g.,                 

  1. Publish through e-mail with peers, adults, or professional experts from around the world. Penpals, e-pals or keypals, in classrooms across the country can become online penpals. Some classrooms pair up with older adults who live in retirement homes. 

  2. Ages 7-9: Buddy’s Bearded Collie Literacy Notebook

6+1 Traits Writing

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  1. 1.Ideas: the idea or purpose of the message is clearly conveyed with necessary information.

  2. 2.Organization: the internal structure of the writing.

  3. 3. Voice: the personal tone and style of the writer.

  4. 4.Word choice...

  5. 5.Sentence fluency...

  6. 6.Conventions: mechanical correctness

  7. BulletPicture Books for Six-Trait Writing/ Charlesbridge

Gwyneth, first grade,  making a Thanksgiving Card

for her grandparents.

Four months later she sent the following to her grandparents.

She  uses mnemonics to remember some words like because:
Big Elephants Can Always Understand Small Elephants.

Her teacher’s reading about the Statue of Liberty was Gwyneth’s incentive to write this story in the evening at home.


Writing portfolio is the antitheses of standardized testing; writing portfolio is authentic.

Gwyneth’s portfolio from third grade reveals  the impact her mother’s nightly animated renditions  had on Gwyneth’s writings.  The nightly readings inspired the gusto and creative ideas embedded in Gwyneth’s writings. Even in fourth grade her mother continues to read to Gwyneth in a dramatic way, 

Gwyneth’s love of learning is reflected in her poem “School” –“…attendance a pleasure; is awesome, learning is the most fun in the world…”

    Common Core doesn’t allow sufficient time to  read, dramatize, and sing daily with the students.                                                                                                                                 

Common Core is indifferent to developing the affective realm and background knowledge. Common Core and its aligned standardized testing failing our children by steeling story time, art and music time. It is imperative that children are read to at home

K-2 Rubric - Sentence Fluency



Looks Like



  1. Mimics letters and words across the page

  2. Words stand alone

  3. Patterns for sentences not in evidence

  4. Sentence sense not yet present



  1. Strings words together into phrases

  2. Attempts simple sentences

  3. Short, repetitive sentence patterns

  4. Dialogue present but not understandable



  1. Uses simple sentences

  2. Sentences tend to begin the same way

  3. Experiments with other sentence patterns

  4. reader may have to reread to follow the meaning

  5. dialogue present but needs interpretation



  1. Simple and compound sentences present and effective

  2. Attempts complex sentences

  3. Not all sentences begin the same

  4. Sections of writing have rhythm and flow



  1. Consistently uses sentence variety

  2. Sentence structure is correct and creative

  3. Variety of sentence beginnings

  4. Natural rhythm, cadence and flow

  5. sentences have texture which clarify the important idea


  1. Student moves to the Writing Assessment Rubric, probably as a strong 2 or a weak 3.

  2. Writing Assessment Rubric