Evaluation

Students will be graded using the following rubric.

54th Massachusetts Letter Grading Rubric
 

CATEGORY

4

3

2

1

Format

Complies with all the requirements for a persuasive letter.

Complies with almost all the requirements for a persuasive letter.

Complies with several of the requirements for a persuasive letter.

Complies with less than 75% of the requirements for a persuasive letter.

Salutation and Closing

Salutation and closing have no errors in capitalization and punctuation.

Salutation and closing have 1-2 errors in capitalization and punctuation.

Salutation and closing have 3 or more errors in capitalization and punctuation.

Salutation and/or closing are missing.

Grammar & spelling (conventions)

Writer makes no errors in grammar or spelling.

Writer makes 1-2 errors in grammar and/or spelling.

Writer makes 3-4 errors in grammar and/or spelling

Writer makes more than 4 errors in grammar and/or spelling.

Capitalization and Punctuation

Writer makes no errors in capitalization and punctuation.

Writer makes 1-2 errors in capitalization and punctuation.

Writer makes 3-4 errors in capitalization and punctuation.

Writer makes more than 4 errors in capitalization and punctuation.

Content Accuracy

The letter contains at least 5 accurate facts about the topic.

The letter contains 3-4 accurate facts about the topic.

The letter contains 1-2 accurate facts about the topic.

The letter contains no accurate facts about the topic.

 

 

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