We leave the grading of Front Row writing responses up to the teacher, as every class, school, and grade has different standards and expectations for writing. The 4-3-2-1 grading rubric allows teachers flexibility in deciding what a 4 looks like compared to a 3, how a 2 is different from a 1, and so on and so forth.
We also understand that some teachers want more guidance in grading student writing responses, and so we've come up with 3 basic rubrics, one for each of the three main writing strands: opinion/argument, informational/expository, and narrative. For each rubric, the 4 level represents the highest quality response, and each subsequent level represents a step down in terms of thoroughness, development, etc.
You can find each of the rubrics below and use them in your grading.
Opinion/Argument Writing Rubric
Informational/Expository Writing Rubric
Narrative Writing Rubric