6-12 Writing Resources

Student Writing Samples

There are many resources out there which provide student writing samples aligned to the Common Core State Standards.  Below are a few of the best.  Feel free to comment with others you find useful.

Common Core Appendix C:  Samples of Student Writing

In Common:  Effective Writing for All Students

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project:  Student Writing

6 Traits Assessment

We use 6 Traits as the language of assessment for writing in SVVSD.  Below please find the 5 point scoring rubrics for secondary grades.

The Education Northwest website provides a wealth of resources for writing instruction including scored exemplars, specific trait based lessons, and alignment with Common Core Standards.  Take some time to look through their many and varied resources.

Common Core State Standards Initiative

This website also provides important information as we implement the Colorado Academic Standards.  Looking at the bigger picture is essential to meeting the intent of common core.  The site also provides annotated exemplars for all grade levels.  See what is considered proficient or advanced writing for your students.