K–8 Writing

Powerful Tools
Develop Effective Writers

Exemplars performance material provides teachers and administrators a way of teaching and assessing writing and communication skills.

Our material is classroom tested and may be used for assessment, instruction, and professional development. Standards-based rubrics and student anchor papers are integral components.

Alignments are available for state and national standards.


Exemplars Offers:

  • Classroom-tested performance tasks for grades K–4 and 5–8
  • Rubrics that provide clear guidelines for assessing student work and providing meaningful feedback
  • Annotated student anchor papers at the performance levels of the Exemplars rubric
  • Rich, teaching notes to guide instruction and assessment
  • Alignments to national, state, Common Core, and provincial standards

Please contact us or call 800-450-4050 for more information about getting started with Exemplars.

You can also request a quote for pricing information.

What Educators Are Saying

  • This has been a great resource with the introduction of Common Core Math and ELA.

    A. Morrison, Teacher, OH

    Yes, using Exemplars was absolutely amazing. I used Exemplars in so many ways.  I used them to start a unit to help them explore before announcing what the true learning target was, I have also used them in the middle of a unit to listen to their dialogue and take math anecdotal notes (this directed my lessons), and of course, I have used them as a culminating event to observe if they can apply the concept that they have learned.  The final way that I used them, was in my learning stations to support their learning.  However, many times they would not want to stop to move to another group. This is when I decided that everyone would do Exemplars on a particular day in a small leveled group.

    Kamare’ Pierce-Arrington, 4th Grade Teacher, GA

    I’ve yet to find any other resource that compares to Exemplars.

    D. Reynolds, Curriculum Specialist