Anchor Paper Websites
Teachers can find numerous writing samples from all grades. Each sample includes scores for each trait and rationale outlining the strengths and weaknesses of the piece.
Find K-8 writing samples organized into the three modes of writing—argumentative, informative, narrative. All are in students’ original handwriting and/or typed originals.
After selecting your grade-level range (K-5 or 6-8), then look for the key word “Benchmark Papers.” The anchor papers within this site are sorted by grade-level and by genre. And each set gives you a couple in the middle and a low sample all to the same writing prompt. NOTE: Conventions within all the included writing samples have been “fixed.”
Find a series of full-color, K-2 writing samples written ins students' own handwriting. Each anchor includes trait scores based on the primary trait rubric.
This site offers anchors in all grade levels and multiple genres. NOTE: Click on "Publish It" for your students who might want to submit pieces of their own to be posted on this site.
Favorite websites for Opinion, Persuasive, and Argumentative Writing skills: