User-Friendly PARCC Writing Rubrics!

LITERACY AND THE COMMON COREFans of this blog know that the most recent version of PARCC writing rubrics emerged on July 29, 2014 and I blogged about them here.  As you may have also noticed, their verbiage is a bit clumsy/wordy.  Today I streamlined them to make them more user-friendly.

Note: Other than removing superfluous words and the phrase “appropriate to the task” (which seems redundant), I’ve kept the content intact. I also converted the PDFs to Word documents (Thank you, Nitro!), so if you want to re-tweak them yourself, you can.

Here they are:

PARCC Grade 3 July 29 SIMPLIFIED Rubric Final

PARCC Grades 4-5 July 29 SIMPLIFIED Rubric Final

PARCC Grades 6-11 July 29 SIMPLIFIED Rubric Final

(PS: Thanks to my friends at Camden’s Promise Charter School for inspiring this effort!)

***PLEASE NOTE: Check out TLC “PARCC Prep” page for the most current information I have on PARCC preparation.

About theliteracycookbook

In addition to this blog, I am the creator of THE LITERACY COOKBOOK Website ( and ONLY GOOD BOOKS Blog (, and the author of THE LITERACY COOKBOOK: A Practical Guide to Effective Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening Instruction (Jossey-Bass, 2012), LITERACY AND THE COMMON CORE: Recipes for Action (Jossey-Bass, 2014), and USING GRAMMAR TO IMPROVE WRITING: Recipes for Action (BookBaby, 2018). Check out my Website for more information about my consulting work.
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