The Common Core State Standards have made it even more important for educators to assist students in making the connections between writing and reading through thoughtful and well-planned instruction, assignments and feedback.

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) created Common Core State Standards-aligned writing rubrics as a resource to assist teachers with this work. These rubrics are intended to help in instructional planning and to provide guidance in assisting students with the writing process.

Requesting Permission to Use EGUSD Rubrics

EGUSD’s CCSS writing rubrics have been requested by school districts and teachers across the nation and the world. Elk Grove Unified has provided our CCSS Rubrics below in PDF format with our district’s watermark.

If you would like to obtain Microsoft Word copies of these rubrics without the watermark, you will need to login to our EGUSD CCSS Rubrics Website. If you do not already have an EGUSD CCSS Rubrics Website username and password, please click here to register and create an account.

The Elk Grove Unified School District asks that you provide an attribution note should you use these documents such as “Document Source: Elk Grove Unified School District, Elk Grove, CA” or “Adapted from the Elk Grove Unified School District.” Should you or your organization modify the document, please email the adapted version to ccss@egusd.net.

Note: EGUSD Teachers – You are welcome to register for an account, however, you may also find the rubrics without the watermarks in our internal employee Public Folders. Path: Outlook Public Folders > Curriculum/Prof. Learning > Rubrics

K-12 Rubrics with EGUSD Watermark (PDFs)

K-6 Opinion/Argument Rubrics (CCSS Writing standard #1):

Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade

K-6 Informational/Explanatory Rubics (CCSS Writing standard #2):

Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade

K-6 Narrative Rubrics (CCSS Writing standard #3):

Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade

7-12 Argument Rubrics (CCSS Writing standard #1)

7th-8th Grade
9th-10th Grade
11th-12th Grade

7-12 Informational/Explanatory Rubrics (CCSS Writing standard #2)

7th-8th Grade
9th-10th Grade
11th-12th Grade

7-12 Narrative Rubrics (CCSS Writing standard #3)

7th-8th Grade
9th-10th Grade
11th-12th Grade