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First Grade Writing Rubric

Writing rubric measures the quality of a child’s writing. The first grade teacher sets the guidelines for each level and grades a child using a score of 4 (best) to 1 (improvement needed).

First Grade Rubric

The table below provides the detailed explanation of the criteria used to determine the score a child will receive on her writing. A teacher should review her expectations with each student and provide examples of each score to encourage self-monitoring.

Score Criteria Overall
Assessment
4 Student independently applies the content or processes with no major errors. Proficient
3 Student demonstrates understanding of the content or processes with no major errors. Proficient
2 Student demonstrates understanding of simplier content or processes with no major errors. Not Proficient
1 With help, student demonstrates partial understanding of the simplier content or processes with some errors. Not Proficient

Rubric Symbols

The following symbols will also be used to grade papers, e.g., homework, writing assignments.

Symbol Criteria
  • Followed directions.
  • Completed work.
  • Work is neat.
  • Partially followed directions.
  • Completed work.
  • Work is presentable.
  • Did not follow directions.
  • Work is incomplete.
  • Work is not presentable.


Writing rubric is an assessment tool that provides feedback to both the student and parent; it informs them of areas that need improvement.

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  • Thanks for talking about First Grade Rubric – very helpful!

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