Good Morning! Hello! This year I want to improve the way I teach, assess and grade writing. I teach the third grade. Our Language Arts series, Harcourt Trophies, has a nice writing component in it. I also am allowed to use the "Writing Mini-Lessons for Grade 3" book. I have always had a difficult time grading written work. However, I absolutely adore time set aside daily for writing. It's incredible to see what the children can do! If my third graders are responsible for writing a personal narrative, please suggest ways to best grade this assignment. Do you suggest a rubric out of 100 points? 10 points for capitalizing, 10 for indenting, etc etc. I have also read the scales of 1-5 which our Reading series suggests. 1 would suggest emerging and 5 would suggest competency. I am unsure how I would record that in a grade book. Thank you so much.