Letter-Writing : Friendly Letter Rubric

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Format
Complies with all the requirements for a friendly letter. Has introduction, body, & conclusion.
Complies with all the requirements for a friendly letter. Has introduction, body, & conclusion.
Complies with several of the requirements for a friendly letter. Has introduction, body, & conclusion.
Complies with less than 75% of the requirements for a friendly letter.
Ideas
Ideas were expressed in a clear and organized fashion. It was easy to understand the writer's ideas and main points.
Ideas were expressed in a pretty clear manner, but the organization 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.
Details
Several specific details support the points of the writer that demonstrate and further understanding of the letter's topic.
Specific details support the points of the writer and demonstrate understanding of the letter's topic.
Details support the points of the writer but do not always help make the meaning clear to the reader.
Few details with an unclear tie to the topic..
Sentences
All sentences are complete, well-constructed (no fragments, run-ons) and of varied structure.
All sentences are complete and well-constructed (no fragments, no run-ons).
Most sentences are complete and well-constructed.
Many sentence fragments or run-on sentences.
Spelling, Capitalization and Punctuation
Writer makes no errors in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
Writer makes 1-2 errors in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
Writer makes 3-4 errors in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
Writer makes more than 4 errors in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.