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Friendly Letter Rubric

 

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3 Points

2 Points

1 Point

Salutation and Closing

Salutation and closing have no errors in capitalization and punctuation.  Placed appropriately

Salutation and closing have 1-2 errors and are placed appropriately

Salutation and closing have 3 or more errors. One or both note correctly placed

Salutation and/or closing missing

 

Body of Letter

Sentences and paragraphs are complete, well-constructed, varied vocabulary and sentence  structure.

All sentences are complete and well constructed with no fragments or run-ons. Paragraphing is generally well done.

Most sentences are complete and well constructed. Paragraphs are unorganized.

Many sentence fragments or run on sentences.  No evidence of paragraphing

Grammar and Spelling

No errors in grammar or spelling in body of letter

Only 1-2 errors in capitalization or punctuation in body of letter

Only 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling in body of letter

More than 4 errors in spelling and/or grammar in body of letter

Neatness

Letter is handwritten with no distracting errors.

Letter is neatly written, easy to read with 1-2 distracting errors.

Letter is legible with several distracting errors. Letter is wrinkled

Letter is illegible, with many distracting errors. Letter is wrinkled