Spring 2012 DPS High School Writing Initiative

Below you can access the Spring 2012 Writing Plan document, rubric and supporting resources.
If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Elmoustakim, Secondary Literacy Specialist.
919-560-2000 ext 21592

Please use the documents and resources below to support your efforts in implementing the Spring 2012 High School Writing Across the Curriculum Initiative.

High School English Writing Rubric-

This rubric is meant to help English teachers provide specific writing instruction and feedback for writing assignments completed in an English class. It combines a version of the 6 Trait Writing Rubric and the ACT writing test rubric.

This is a draft of the rubric that will be included in the district wide Writing Across the Curriculum Plan for 2012-2013. Please send any feedback or suggested revisions you may have to:
Heidi Elmoustakim, Secondary Literacy Specialist.


The following graphic organizer is a great tool for helping writers of all ability levels organize their ideas before writing. It is also a great tool for helping struggling readers breakdown complex texts for main ideas and supporting details.

DPS Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum Wiki-