Rate Your Writing Chart

Friday, July 27, 2012
This summer is flying by and I’m starting to feel a little panicky even though school doesn’t start until the last week of August.  It’s time to get crackin’ on my to do list. 
I’m sure many of you have seen this rating chart on Pinterest. 

Not only do I love it, but I NEED it!  The only problem is that it’s geared towards 1st grade.  I decided to create my own to use with my 3rd graders. My kiddos still need a visual of what good writing can look like.  Even though they should be writing more lengthy stories, I decided to keep my samples shorter so that my poster wouldn’t be too big.  My emphasis with this poster will be on word choice.  I haven’t finished putting mine together yet but this is how it will look.
I haven’t decided  if I want to start with the 4 sample on top or the 1 sample.  I just hate making decisions some times!  I used the stars from Zeek’s Zoo which is a free download if you want to go grab them.  If this poster set is something you can use in your classroom, you can download it for free by clicking here or on the picture above.  I think this visual will be really good for kids.  Let me know what you think.  Do you use a rating anchor chart that works well for your class?

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  1. Hi Hooty ! I love this chart you made and it would look perfect on my writing display board : ) I can't seem to access it....could you maybe email it to me ?

    Lindsey Phillips - lmburto@gmail.com

  2. Thank you so much! I am thrilled to have a printable copy to put up in my classroom!

  3. I LOVE this so much and it is on my to-do list!!! We use a 5 point scale. I will have to add a 5th. I like how clean and neat this looks!!!

  4. Thank you! Thank you. I have been wanting to do this for 3rd grade, but haven't gotten it done. You saved me.

  5. I love this! What a great idea and soooo cute!

    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  6. This is so cute. I love how my kids can see it so clearly.

  7. This is so cute. I love how my kids can see it so clearly.

  8. I would love to use this in my second grade classroom but would like to focus on conventions and condense it to 1, 2, 3 as well. Do you happen to have a version of this that I could edit to suit my classroom needs? It would be FANTASTIC!!! :-) Love your blog, btw!
    -Katie Lyons
    (New Brunswick, Canada)

    My email is: katherine.lyons@nbed.nb.ca

  9. This is great! I like the chart starting at number one better because it shows the progression and how they can work towards better writing. (Some students may be overwhelmed to see number four first imo)

  10. I love this! I have one for illustrating but not for writing. This will be a HUGE help for next year. Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. This is great! I was excited to find one that finally had compound sentences and adjectives! I can't wait to print and laminate these. Thank you for sharing!

  12. I think these charts are great visuals for the students. Thank you so much.

  13. I love this!!!!! Is there a way that you could create one more page for a higher level?



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