Letter-Writing : example
         
Teacher Name: Mr. van der Ven
Student Name:     ________________________________________
CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Sentences & Paragraphs Sentences and paragraphs are complete, well-constructed and of varied structure. All sentences are complete and well-constructed (no fragments, no run-ons). Paragraphing is generally done well. Most sentences are complete and well-constructed. Paragraphing needs some work. Many sentence fragments or run-on sentences OR paragraphing needs lots of work.
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.
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.
Ideas Ideas were expressed in a clear and organized fashion. It was easy to figure out what the letter was about. Ideas were expressed in a pretty clear manner, but the organziation could have been better. Ideas were somewhat organized, but were not very clear. It took more than one reading to figure out what the letter was about. The letter seemed to be a collection of unrelated sentences. It was very difficult to figure out what the letter was about.
Length The letter is 10 or more sentences. The letter is 8-9 sentences. The letter is 5-7 sentences. The letter is less than 5 sentences.
Neatness Letter is typed, clean, not wrinkled, and is easy to read with no distracting error corrections. It was done with pride. Letter is neatly hand-written, clean, not wrinkled, and is easy to read with no distracting error corrections. It was done with care. Letter is typed and is crumpled or slightly stained. It may have 1-2 distracting error corrections. It was done with some care. Letter is typed and looks like it had been shoved in a pocket or locker. It may have several distracting error corrections. It looks like it was done in a hurry or stored improperly.
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.
Date Created: May 10, 2004 10:52 am (CDT)