Though we don't like to think about it, we as teachers will more than likely be required to give grades for students' writing. Porta Potty states that when the time comes to give a grade for writing, it is best to "talk with students ahead of time about what you look for in an A paper, a B paper and so on", and then you should "put this information in writing in the form of a rubric." This pin shows a rubric that was made through the collaborative efforts of both the teacher and the students.
This packet includes the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade versions of a complete 6 Traits 4-point rubric that assesses eight Common Core Standards. The 6 traits categories are segmented according to each of the eight standards. An argument writing transition list, self and peer review checklist, 7 different mini checklists that align to each specific trait, and an outline format for a five paragraph argument essay is included.
Common Core Aligned Argument Writing Rubrics for Middle School This packet includes the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade versions of a complete 4-point rubric that assesses eight Common Core Standards. The rubrics are included in a colored version PDF, a gray scale version PDF, and an editable Microsoft Word version.