Easy-To-Use Guidelines for Scoring Student Compositions
Writing A-Z Rubrics make it easy for teachers to score original student compositions. Assess student writing with rubrics for traits of good writing or the characteristics of a particular text type. Score each piece of writing according to criteria that corresponds with beginning, early developing, developing, or fluent level traits so that you can differentiate future instruction appropriately for students.
Using Writing A-Z Rubrics ensures consistent scoring of student work and also ensures that key writing traits and text type features taught in each writing lesson are considered when evaluating a student’s writing.
Conversations about the writing criteria covered on Rubrics help students understand what their finished products should contain, helps students become reflective about their writing, and gives them the opportunity to apply what they learn to future writing.
How to Use Rubrics
Rubrics that feature traits of good writing focus on characteristics common to most types of writing, such as conventions, ideas, organization, presentation, sentence fluency, voice, and word choice.
Rubrics for each text type focus on the elements of that text type and traits of good writing. Each text type rubric can be used to score any developmental level of writing for that text type.