Evaluation Plan for Letters

Business letters Main Letter Writing Unit Page Friendly Letters  

 

Rubric for the Friendly Letter

         
Score 1 2 3 4
Layout/ Design Letter is unattractive or inappropriate. Text is difficult to read. It does not have proper grammar or punctuation for a friendly letter. Letter appears busy or boring. Text may be difficult to read. May have some grammar and or punctuation that indicates it is a friendly letter. The letter is eye-catching and attractive. Text is easy to read. Grammar, style, and punctuation is indicative of a friendly letter. The letter is creatively designed with easily read text. Grammar, style, and purpose all excellent for a friendly letter.
Information, style, audience, tone Information is poorly written, inaccurate, or incomplete. Some information is provided, but is limited or inaccurate. Information is well written and interesting to read. Information is accurate and complete, is creatively written, and is cleverly presented.
Accurate Parts of the Friendly Letter Improper form is used. Most friendly letter elements out of place or missing. Some friendly letter elements may be missing. Letter is complete with all required elements.
Grammar, Punctuation, and choice of words for the friendly letter Grammar, punctuation, and choice of words poor for a friendly letter. Information mislabled or missing. Inaccurate punctuation or grammar. Style, purpose, audience, grammar, and punctuation all fair and indicative of a friendly letter. Excellent job on presentation, style, grammar, and punctuation.
Following Classroom Guidelines and Directions Students are often out of their area without permission and are disruptive to the class. Students occasionally leave area without permission. Students stay in their area and talk quietly to their own partner only. Students are always on task, stay in their own area, and work quietly. Students followed project directions and classroom directions.
 
  Note: For those teachers that have to use letter grades, you easily can convert the scores or an average of the total score to a letter grade.  
  1 = "D", 2="C", 3="B", and 4="A"  
  Anything below a "1" obviously constitutes the grade "F".  
  If you need number grades, use 1=74, 2=83, 3=92, and 4=100. Use judgement for below 74 projects.  
I also use this point scale for grading business letters as an alternative to the rubric shown below.
Suggested Point Scale
Heading  15 points
Inside Address 15 points
Greeting 10 points
Body 40 points
Closing 10 points
Signature 10 points

 

Rubric for the Business Letter

         
Score 1 2 3 4
Layout/ Design Letter is unattractive or inappropriate. Text is difficult to read. It does not have proper grammar or punctuation for a business letter. Letter appears busy or boring. Text may be difficult to read. May have some grammar and or punctuation that indicates it is a business letter. The letter is eye-catching and attractive. Text is easy to read. Grammar, style, and punctuation is indicative of a business letter. The letter is creatively designed with easily read text. Grammar, style, and purpose all excellent for a business letter.
Information, style, audience, tone Information is poorly written, inaccurate, or incomplete. Some information is provided, but is limited or inaccurate. Information is well written and interesting to read. Information is accurate and complete, is creatively written, and is cleverly presented.
Accurate Parts of the Friendly Letter Improper form is used. Most business letter elements out of place or missing. Some business letter elements may be missing. Letter is complete with all required elements.
Grammar, Punctuation, and choice of words for the friendly letter Grammar, punctuation, and choice of words poor for a business letter. Information mislabled or missing. Inaccurate punctuation or grammar. Style, purpose, audience, grammar, and punctuation all fair and indicative of a business letter. Excellent job on presentation, style, grammar, and punctuation.
Following Classroom Guidelines and Directions Students are often out of their area without permission and are disruptive to the class. Students occasionally leave area without permission. Students stay in their area and talk quietly to their own partner only. Students are always on task, stay in their own area, and work quietly. Students followed project directions and classroom directions.

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