Use this simple writing rubric to help your students learn the difference between a 1, 2, 3, and 4 in the areas of capitalization, punctuation, spelling, handwriting, and parts of a story. The comparison to a cheeseburger is fun and helps students understand the scores in each area. This rubric is great for students to use to grade their own writing, but also makes grading student's stories much easier and less subjective!
By request, I have created Common Core Writing Rubrics based specifically on the language used in the Common Core Standards to assess the students in their writing. I have included a rubric for each grade level (Grades 1-4) in each of the 3 types of Common Core Writing: Opinion, Informative/Explanatory, and Narrative Writing.
This is part of the free editing set from First Grade Wow. For kindergarten, I use it to show what they can do (smiley face in the check box) and what their newest personal challenge is (I highlight the check box). They keep it in their writing folders. It helps differentiate learning and gives each student focus. There are many other useful pages in the packet, too. All free!