Gr. 5 Writing Rubrics


When working with rubrics, use one of the targets to create a clear learning intention (e.g. writing leads to hook the reader). Provide explicit instruction for this target and models of what quality looks like.  Then, co-create criteria with students and offer descriptive feedback about each specific target. When students fully understand a target, they are able to do self and peer assessments. Research indicates that these steps increase student achievement and engagement.


gr 5 impromptu

 gr 5 story

 gr 5 instructions

 gr 5 reports

The students in Jay Bridges’ class co-created this rubric as part of the work they did during a poetry unit. Yeah team! That’s ownership! gr. 4/5 poetry rubric