I found the cutest writing ideas over on Johanna's blog First Grade Fanatic. She's got some great ideas for the new core's opinion writing with Oreos and Hershey's Kisses. I am so doing this with my firsties!
I recently went to a district training and we learned about the writing portion of the new core. One teacher used a 5 star grading system to grade her student's papers. So we plugged it in to the new core and this is what I went home and made. I've been using it for the past few weeks with my kiddos and only made to make a few changes. I added the + mark for a neat paper. I don't know about your kids but I have to constantly remind most of mine to write neatly and legibly. So I thought I'd add the + for a nice neat paper. It really helps. I love when I'm conferencing with the kiddos and we can go back to the rubric to check if they have everything in their paper. I am going to use the opinion rubric when I do Johanna's Oreo writing this week.
I made a 5 Star + rubric for Opinion, Narrative, and Informative Writing. If you'd like a copy of all 3 just click on the picture above for a FREE download. And a big THANKS to Michelle at 3AM Teacher for the great star graphic!
I hope you're enjoying your weekend and thanks for stopping by. I hope you've found something you can use in your classroom.