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