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Rate Your Writing Chart

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.
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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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49 comments

  1. I created my own poster of this. Like you, I had to change it up a bit for my second graders. I have the 4 star at the top of the page. However, I don't think it will matter which way you post it because you'll explain the chart to the kiddos anyway.
    Amy
    Where Seconds Count

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  2. 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
    http://phillipsecondgradestories.blogspot.com/

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  3. Thanks for letting me know you were having trouble with the link. It should be working now.

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  4. I love this, I pinned it and have been planning on working on it but now I don't have to! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Amy
    The Resource(ful) Room

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing this! It will work perfectly in my writing center!

    MrsMc
    Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!

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  6. Thanks!!! This was on my list too, you just saved me some time :)

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

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  8. oooooooh! yay! thank you so MUCH!

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  9. I think this is really great. My vote is that you should put the 4 star writing first. When you emphasize what is the BEST...your students will want to rise to the occasion. Super work here! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

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  10. Thank you so much this is wonderful!!! I am wondering what font you used for the writing I love it!!!

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  11. Oh my goodness...LOVE this!!!! I am your newest follower!

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  12. @teachergirl9 -
    I used the Zaner-Blozer font from Educational Fontware. I like the nice clean look of this font. Thanks for dropping by!

    Hooty

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  13. 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!!!

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  14. Thanks so much! I love this and have been looking for it everywhere so glad I found it on your blog!

    Rambling About Reading

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  15. I LOVE what your created!! However, when I click on it it takes me to "Google Drive". Any ideas? Thanks!

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  16. Greta - I don't understand what might be happening. Here's the direct link to the file:
    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1xk-q-bbknYNTZ6T1RNRUdBTVE/edit

    I hope this helps.
    Hooty

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

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

    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties
    bakteach16@gmail.com

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

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

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  21. 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

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  22. 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)

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  23. Aghhh! This is AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing for free. :) Your blog is super cute, by the way.

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  24. Thank you so much! I hadn't gotten around to making one of these yet although I've been meaning to :)

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  25. 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!

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  26. Thank you so much! I was going to make my own, but I really like yours!

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  27. I love this poster! I can't seem to get it to print. It downloads when I click on the picture, but then it won't print :( If you have any thoughts I would appreciate it. I could really use this poster in my classroom. Thanks!!

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  28. I really like this! Could you add the comma in the 4 sample after the word weekend? Since it's a pdf, I can't do that. It's a run-on without the comma. Thanks :)

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  29. YEAH! I got it to print! Thank you very much for this wonderful freebie! :)

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  30. I appreciate you sharing this!
    Thank you

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  31. 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!

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

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  33. Would anyone have it for grade one that they would be willing to share? Thanks!

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  34. Nice article love to read the whole new way of your writing this things.

    Shan
    www.gofastek.com

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

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  38. It is a great idea and I love it! May I know how you create this post? Did you use any specific technology tool to create it?
    Thank you!

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