Build Kid-Friendly Writing Rubrics

Build Kid-Friendly Writing Rubrics

When generating a 6-Traits writing rubric for an upcoming assignment, consider building it with your students. Often teachers make a rubric on their own and then “go over” it with the kids. With this approach, students have very little ownership and may...
Convert Rubric Scores to Grades

Convert Rubric Scores to Grades

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Dissect Rubrics for the 6 Traits of Writing

Dissect Rubrics for the 6 Traits of Writing

For most state and national writing assessments, students typically earn a passing score for their strong execution of the traits of ideas and organization. This typically includes communicating relevant and well-developed information. Add to that a solid introduction...