Rate Your Writing {Year-Round Visual Rubric}

I'm writing today about a new product!  Over the past month,  I've had several request for the Rate Your Writing Rubric pictured in my back to school reveal of my classroom. 

I cannot express how much the writing has changed in my classroom this year.  My students are actively rating their work and trying to improve as expectations changed over the past three months.  After waiting for new clipart releases, I finally completed the file! 

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Encourage young writers to incorporate more in their work with Rate Your Writing, a developing visual rubric. This file encourages young writers to meet changing expectations each month. Although the pocket chart display is pleasing, it's not necessary!  You can simply staple to a bulletin board.  However, if you are interested, you can purchase at Target for $9.99.

This file was created with monthly themed images. Every other month, additional lines are provided and the illustration space is minimized. To ensure continuity, you'll find reproducible writing paper for students to craft their own stories with the same formatting as the rubric paper. At the top of the reproducible paper are four stars for students to rate their writing.
This visual rubric is provided in two formats. One format has primary lines perfect for Kindergarten and 1st Grade classrooms. The second format has regular lined paper with small spacing perfect for 1st and 2nd Grade classrooms. I reduced the price to ensure you are paying for one format!

The monthly rubric is NOT editable. This file is intended as an instructional component. Crafting the rubric in a shared writing will maximize the effectiveness of the rubric and ensure students understand your expectations. I did provide an EDITABLE poster to post near the rubric sharing the expectations.
 You'll find a checklist poster and student reproducible for keeping kids on track with their writing.  To ensure you have all that you need, I also provided the images from the check list in a separate page so that you can glue and create a large classroom chart!
Monthly Themes included
August {Back to School}
September {Apple Orchard}
October {Spooky Pumpkin Patch}
November {Fall Leaves}
December {Christmas}
January {Sledding Snowmen}
February {Recipe with Love}
March {Lucky Leprechaun}
April {Pond Life / Frogs}
May {Lemonade Stand}
June {Luau}
July {Beach}

Provided in my samples are how to use the images for different genres!  I sure hope you love this file as much as I do!

Bats, Owls, Spiders, Oh My! {Spooktacular Giveaway}

October is the time of year when the creepy crawlies come out!!! Kids are fascinated to learn all about these creatures!! It's the perfect time of year to dive into a little Non- Fiction palooza with your crew. A few of us are teaming up to  bring you some our very favorite resources we've created  to help you teach all about bats, owls, and spiders this month!

Check out the amazing packs we're offering up below!






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