Student-Friendly Writing Rubrics

These “student-friendly” rubrics were created by teachers through a series of professional development gatherings that focused on effective formative assessment practices for teaching writing. Teachers were tasked with converting Ministry created Performance Standards into language that students could comprehend and relate to. The resulting rubrics (posted below) are an extremely useful addition to any writing repertoire.  Use them as a self-assessment tool, or perhaps to set clear criteria; they are also a great vehicle for providing effective feedback. We encourage you to modify and/or alter the rubrics to fit your needs.  However you use them we hope that you find these rubrics a useful tool to help support writing growth in your classroom.

QUICK SCALE Grade 1 SL Writing From Experience
QUICK SCALE Grade 2 SL Personal Writing
QUICK SCALE Grade 3 SL Ideas and Information
QUICK SCALE Grade 3 SL Personal Writing
QUICK SCALE Grade 4 SL Personal Writing
QUICK SCALE Grade 4 SL Reports and Articles
QUICK SCALE Grade 5 SL Personal Writing
QUICK SCALE Grade 5 SL Reports and Articles
QUICK SCALE Grade 6 SL Personal Writing
QUICK SCALE Grade 6 SL Reports and Articles
QUICK SCALE Grade 7 SL Personal Writing
QUICK SCALE Grade 7 SL Reports and Articles
QUICK SCALE Grade 8 SL Essays and Opinions
QUICK SCALE Grade 8 SL Personal Views or Response
QUICK SCALE Grade 9 SL Essays and Opinions
QUICK SCALE Grade 9 SL Personal Views or Response
QUICK SCALE Grade 10 SL Personal Views or Response
QUICK SCALE Grade 10 SL Writing Essays
QUICK SCALE Summary Fully Meets Grades 1 to 4 - Personal Writing
QUICK SCALE Summary Fully Meets Grades 5 to 8 - Personal Writing
QUICK SCALE Summary Fully Meets Grades 9 and 10 - Personal Writing