Informative Writing Rubrics

I love getting kids involved in checking their writing.  Good writers have to be able to find and fix their own mistakes.  Teaching kids to self-assess their writing or any work early on will help them become better writers and students!  Let’s take a peek at our informative writing rubrics we use for self-assessment in first grade.
Now that we are getting ready to prepare to write research papers on specific animals, we have been looking closely at our informative writing rubric.  Each week we are focusing one of the four areas of our rubric {content, sentence formation, language, and mechanics}.  We use the rubric during our share time to assess each other’s work and then once a week, my firsties are self-assessing their own writing.  You can also see my pink highlighter checks where I went around to tell each kid whether or not I agreed with their scores, just for some extra accountability.

…and just so you realize that not all of my writers are where they need to be….here’s a little reality check for you!  We all have these special babies that need extra care, don’t we??

But ya know what?  When I double checked this sweetie’s writing with him, he had already changed his score from a 3 to a 2 AND he could tell me what he needed to do to get a 3 {“I write more!”}  I don’t know about ya’ll, but I call that a BIG WIN in my book!

Grab my self-assessing writing rubrics for kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade HERE!

Writing Rubrics BUNDLE: Kid-Friendly Assessments and Self-Checks for K-2

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