FRIENDLY LETTER RUBRIC

Name: _______________________________ Teacher: Robert Moore, Diane Jacobsen, Suzanne McKnight
Date: August 5, 2004 Class: Third Grade
 
4 Excellent
3 Very Good
2 Satisfactory
1 Developing
Letter Parts Has heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature. Has date, greeting, body, closing, and signature. Has four of the five letter parts. Has three or less letter parts.
Presentation Margins are present on all four sides and text is visually centered on top and bottom. Spacing follows correct friendly letter format with spaces between paragraphs. Margins are present on all four sides. Text is not centered. Spacing follows correct friendly letter format. Margins are present on all four sides. Spacing has 1-3 errors. Margins are present on all four sides. Spacing has four or more errors.
Conventions Excellent punctuation, spelling, and grammar with less than five errors. Very good punctuation, spelling, and grammar with less than than seven errors. Punctuation, spelling, and grammar slightly distract the reader. There are ten errors or less. Punctuation, spelling, and grammar significantly distract the reader. There are more than ten errors.
Content Message stated is clear, precise, and shows insight. Letter is three or more paragraphs. Letter encourages a response from the reader. Message is clear. Letter is two paragraphs. Message is mostly clear. Letter is one paragraph in length. Message is not focused. Ideas wander. The reader may have to infer at times.

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