We wrapped up Informational Writing two weeks ago.
The students completed the rubrics they created, along with a glow and a grow. We always display those with the completed piece.
We teachers complete our own version of the rubric that we use when we conference with students about their completed work.
Glows and grows in fifth grade look something like this:
LAST week, we completed opinion letters... in four days.
I thought the locos were going to revolt. How dare us teachers ask them to write three to four paragraphs of their own opinion, edit, and publish the letter.. in four days :)
We wrote opinion letters to the President to tie into Social Studies and current events.