Give students a sample written work to base their expectations on.
Agree with them on an assessment criteria that they will be graded on.
Select interesting prompts for students to write about.
Asma Al-Sayegh 1 2 3 4 Heading Heading is missing two or more items. Heading is missing one item. Heading has all required items, but is formatted incorrectly. Heading has all required items and is formatted correctly. Neatness Paper is untidy and printing is difficult to read often. Paper is untidy or printing is difficult to read often. Printing is difficult to read at times. Printing is clear. Capitalization Capitalizations are used incorrectly three or more times. Capitalizations are used incorrectly two times. Capitalizations are used incorrectly one time. Capitalizations are used correctly. Punctuation Punctuation is used incorrectly three or more times. Punctuation is used incorrectly two times. Punctuation is used incorrectly one time. Punctuation is used correctly. Sentence Completion Sentences are incomplete and do not describe an idea or give information. Sentences are incomplete or do not describe an idea or give information. Sentences are complete. Sentences are complete and show a high level of understanding. Total: