To create a rubric, all you need to do is ascertain the criteria for the assignment, then a percentage or point value for each part of the assignment. For example, a class is creating alphabet sheets. The student must write the letters in both uppercase and lowercase, then write a word that begins with the letter. A rubric might say that each letter (upper- and lowercase) is worth a point, and the word is worth two points (one for coming up with it and another for spelling it correctly), and a final point for handwriting. The only thing to watch out for is what you left off the rubric. Five points for the letter assignment is great, but what do you do if a child completes the assignment in crayon? Make things clear to students when assigning the rubric–for example, tell them that the project must be in ink or will not be accepted.