Writing rubrics are useful tools for both teachers, students and parents. They help define quality on a sliding scale the ability to notice strengths along with potential next steps.

The rubrics below have been recently revised to reflect the B.C. Ministry proficiency scale language (emerging, developing, proficient, extending). As well, the targets from the, ’emerging’ column have been removed. In their place are suggestions for explicit instruction that our vulnerable or emerging writers need, yet all benefit. Why name what we’re not aiming for?

Personal Narrative/Memoir/Journal/Diary


Story/Fictional Narrative


Gr 2 Memoir Gr 2 Story
Gr 3 Memoir Gr 3 Story
Gr 4 Memoir Gr 4 Story
Gr 5 Memoir Gr 5 story
Gr 6 Memoir Gr 6 Story
Gr 7 Memoir Gr 7 Story