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Letter-Writing : Writing informal letters (a letter to a friend)

Teacher Name: Mrs. Simut





Student Name: ________________________________________


CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Content Accuracy The letter contains
at least 5 accurate
facts about the
topic. It shows a
very good
coverage of the
points required.
The letter contains
3-4 accurate facts
about the topic. It
shows a fairly good
coverage of the
points required.
The letter contains
1-2 accurate facts
about the topic. It
shows an
acceptable
coverage of the
points required.
The letter contains
no accurate facts
about the topic. It
shows no coverage
of the points
required.
Format Complies with all
the requirements
for a friendly
letter. Obeys
informal register.
Complies with
almost all the
requirements for a
friendly letter.
Almost entirely
obeys informal
register.
Complies with
several of the
requirements for a
friendly letter.
Partially obeys
informal register.
Complies with less
than 50% of the
requirements for a
friendly letter.
Does not obey the
informal register.
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 5 errors in
grammar and/or
spelling.
Paragraphs and
Vocabulary
Sentences and
paragraphs are
complete,
displaying a wide
range of structure
and vocabulary.
Proves mastery of
using linking
devices.
All sentences are
complete and well-
constructed (no
fragments, no run-
ons). Structure and
vocabulary are
fairly varied. Uses
3-4 linking devices
correctly.
Most sentences
are complete and
well-constructed.
Paragraphs need
organization,
vocabulary
diversified. Uses 2-
3 linking devices
correctly.
Many sentence
fragments, OR
disorganized
paragraphing; poor
range of
vocabulary. Uses
Salutation and
Closing
Salutation and
closing have no
errors in
capitalization and
punctuation. they
are appropriate to
the type of
informal writing
required.
Salutation and
closing have 1-2
errors in
capitalization and
punctuation.
Salutation and
closing have 3 or
more errors in
capitalization and
punctuation. Either
the salutation or
the closing are not
characteristic of
informal writing.
Salutation and/or
closing are missing
or are not typical
of informal letters.


Date Created: May 06, 2014 04:44 pm (CDT)